Business Journal – May 2015

The former Brush College School in Decatur has a new owner with plans to develop the site into a food manufacturing hub,

The building at 575 N. Brush College Road was closed as a school in May 2013 and was sold in April 2014 with plans at the time to develop it as a transitional living space for veterans. The Decatur City Council approved a request in March to rezone the 7.5 acre site from a single-family residence district to an intense commercial/light industrial district.

The petitioner of the request was Tony Caccomo, owner of My Shipping Place at 303 E. Pershing Road.

A sale to a new entity, National Foodworks Services, was completed last week. The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County is assisting the group, EDC President Ryan McCrady said.

The goal is turn the building into a food production, packaging and shipping facility, McCrady said. He said it is seeking users in the food production industry for the remodeled facility.