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Former KFC Up for Auction in October

Property at corner of Route 112 and 25A as well as another residential property on Washington Avenue - both county-owned properties - are up for bid.

A pair of Port Jefferson properties - including the former home of Kentucky Fried Chicken on the corner of Route 112 and Route 25A - are up for auction next month when Suffolk County will put out to bid surplus real estate that has come into its possession.

The Division of Real Property Acquisition and Management will hold an auction on Oct. 23 at the H. Lee Dennisson Building in Hauppauge. Ninety-minute open houses will be held at select locations beforehand, including one residential property on Washington Avenue.

Bidding starts at $10,000 at the former KFC home, a spot where locals have said homeless people have been sleeping in recent winters. The windows remain boarded up.

The other property is about 1.5 acres on Washington Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, seemingly an abandoned single-family home. A listing on zillow.com notes that taxes on the property in 2010 were $6,883, preceded by $9,232 in 2009 and $8,963 the year before.

The county states that the lot runs 225 feet by 300. It is located on the west side of Washington Avenue, just south of Eton Drive. Bids start at $125,000, and an open house for the property will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

A third parcel, measuring 1,300 square feet in size, is up for sale starting at $50.

In order to participate in next month's auction, interested parties must register beforehand. Registration will be held Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Earl September 18, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Be nice to see something done with that old KFC building. Disgrace it has been sitting in that condition for so long.
Mels Ditties September 18, 2012 at 02:02 PM
SCPD could acquire the KFC building and create a 6th precinct sub-station....The monies spent on the purchase could be (quickly) made up simply by gas savings having to answer calls in the area continuously....Can you imagine how quickly that area would clean up with a cop station there 24/7
Earl September 18, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Wow that is a great idea! Will never happen, but would be nice! Time to start emailing various people again and demand that happen!
Mels Ditties September 18, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Local politicians....NOW, right before elections...They could use it to tout their commitment to the area!!!
Earl September 18, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Already sent a few emails! More the merrier, get crackin!
Earl September 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Maybe The Patch could get some local politicians and the SCPD to comment on the thought.
Mels Ditties September 18, 2012 at 04:29 PM
If Brookhaven owns it, then Brookhaven SHOULD be able to "give" it (some current program has to make it do-able) to SCPD....Maybe even just on a LEND sort of program...It could be the start of something really good...So many places closed like this, SCPD could move in for a year or two, clean up the area and then move on to the next area to be policed...
ReeNee September 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM
Genius idea! We can only dream, eh?

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