Tartan Fields Homes Sells For $1.1 Million


Delaware County’s Top Two Sales in Dublin Subdivision

Tartan Fields was a popular – and expensive – place to purchase a home this week. As the top two sales in the county occurred on the same street just houses from each other.

Tartan Fields home sells for $1.1 million

8522 Tartan Field is this week’s top Delaware selling property. [photo Delaware County Auditor records]

But then that’s the neighborhood. There are 21 houses in Tartan Fields that have sold for $1 Million or more. 8822 Tartan Fields is only the 12th highest priced home in the neighborhood, but is the highest price sale in nearly 18 months.

8822 Tartan Fields Drive sold for $1,125,000 a massive 25 percent price drop from the $1,500,000 paid by the sellers when the home was built in 2005. It has 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms situated within 5,592 square feet according to the Auditor’s site. (Zillow records reference 6 bedrooms and 9 total bathrooms.)

8508 Tartan Fields sold for “only” $960,000. “Only” in that the home has 7,289 square feet and is larger than the 8822 Tartan Fields property. However, this home has 5 bedrooms and 4-1/2 bathrooms.


Garage 26 Landing in Delaware


Garage 26, an auotomotive repair shop, will soon sit at the corner of Little and East William at the edge of downtown Delaware.

The former Shell station has been sitting vacant for more than a decade and in the eyes of some become an “eyesore”.

“This will be a little more upscare than typical repair shop,” owners Dan McCann and Liz Sickinger told the Delaware Gazette. The tandem owned a – now closed – auto shop in Radnor previously and have recently opened the doors at the new location.

Get more information including specials and hours on its Facebook page.

Photograph: Courtesy of Garage 26 Facebook page.

Ashley Dollar General Location Sells For $1,377,800


Everything in the Dollar General store might be about a dollar — well except the land on which it sits.

New York-based Fontainebleau Estate Inc. has purchased the two parcels on which the Ashley Dollar General store sits for $1,377,800. The transfer occured on April 1 — and this is no joke — with Ashley DOHP VIII serving as the seller of the 1.16 acres.

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Fontainebleau Estates Inc has paid $1,377,880 for 1.16 acres on which the Dollar General in Ashley sits. (photo from Dollar General’s Web site)

One of the unique trends in business and commercial real estate investors is the fascination with the “dollar store” phenominum — especially Dollar General stores. DG stores are usually very strong financially and on a NNN lease that makes them extremely desirable to land investors.

From the “about us” page on Dollar General’s Web site:

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. With more than 12,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer by sales. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

Dollar General has 645 locations in Ohio with three in Delaware County — Delaware, Sunbury and Ashley — with Richwood, Marengo, Johnstown, Westerville, and five in Marion just outside of the county.

Ikea Finalizes $7.75 Million Land Purchase


Ikea finalized the purchase of 19.8 acres along Powell Road this past week for $7.75 million according to the Delaware County Auditor’s office.1000px-Ikea_logo.svg

The location — which on the former Germain / Polaris Amphitheater — has already seen ground work in anticipation of this transaction closing. The property “changed owners” on March 29 with NP/FG LLC being the previous owner of the site.

Ikea, which announced it was coming in January 2015, has said the new store will be open by summer 2017.

Rev. Stockman Appearing Twice in Delaware


Steve Stockman at Terra Nova!

The Reverend Sgteve Stockman, author of Walk On: The Spriritual Journey of U2 will make two appearances in Delaware, Ohio on Sunday, April 10.

Rev. Steve Stockman (right) poses with U2's Bono in this undated photo.

Rev. Steve Stockman (right) poses with U2’s Bono in this undated photo.

At 10:30 a.m., Rev. Stockman — minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast Northern Ireland — will lead the service at Terra Nova Community Church at 425 South Sandusky Street.

That Evening, join Pastors Jason Allison of Terra Nova Community Church and Robb Morgan of Delaware City Vineyard as they engage with the broader Delaware Community and host Rev. Steve Stockman and Fr. Martin Magill from Ireland. Rev. Stockman and Fr. Magill will share stories of profound community reconciliation across the historic Protestant/Catholic divide in N. Ireland. From there, they will facilitate a community discussion as we explore the divides – seen and unseen – experienced in our community.

These are two don’t miss events in Delaware.

Controversial Speedway Begins Site Work


“When will Speedway be going in?”

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Trees are being cleared as Speedway begins process of building US 23 location.

One of the more common questions we get asked in regards to commercial real estate in Delaware, seems to now have an answer.

Trees are beginning to be removed from the site at Hills Miller Road and US 23 in northern Delaware, Ohio.

Royal Cabinets Expands to Delaware

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Royal Cabinets will offer "concept to completion" service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]

Royal Cabinets will offer “concept to completion” service at its location at 38 South Sandusky in Delaware Ohio. [royal-cabinets.com]

Royal Cabinets will open its second location when it opens up at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic Delaware, Ohio.

The company will have a “preview” party during First Friday on April 1, from 6-9 p.m. however the official opening date is still TBA.

In 1988, Royal Cabinets opened for business in a 2,000 square-foot building. In 2003, moving across the street into a 21,000 square foot building and growing from 2 to 15 employees.

Royal Cabinets provide a full-line of Merillat cabinetry, as well as custom laminate cabinets. Currently, they are fabricating and installing countertops for two of the largest single-family home builders in central Ohio.

The company’s friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will walk you through the entire process:

  • Initial measurements
  • Computerized designs8664logo
  • Cabinet and Countertop Choices
  • Creating your dream design

So check out Royal Cabinets on Friday at its coming soon location at 38 South Sandusky Street in historic downtown Delaware.

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