Awaiting Use of Former Manufacturing Property, in North Beatrice

BEATRICE – Demolition and removal of debris has been proceeding for the past several months, at the location of the former Store Kraft Manufacturing.

Once all the debris is hauled away and the area leveled, what will the land be used for?

Beatrice Mayor Stan Wirth says a Lincoln developer is looking at some possibilities, though no specific named projects.

:22                  “within that, complex”

Wirth says there is also retail space for possibilities such as a pharmacy or a grocery store.

:16                  “possibly can”

A tax increment financing plan is in the initial stages.  A recent study commissioned by an economic development organization indicated there is a need for additional hotel or motel space, in the Beatrice area.  A separate study indicated a need for several units of new housing.

Store Kraft Manufacturing, which operated in Beatrice making cabinets and store fixtures for nearly 100 years, closed in October of 2014…putting one hundred people out of work.

Beatrice Industrial LLC purchased the property in May of 2016, with plans to market the space for various business uses.  

Beatrice Industrial LLC is an affiliate of U.S. Property, based in Lincoln, NE.

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