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Great Falls Textile Mill Sale Leads to a Lawsuit

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July 27, 2008

By Charles D. Perry – Herald Online

The town of Great Falls is suing a Chester County commission over the sale of one of the town’s old textile mills, the town’s attorney says.

The lawsuit, filed Friday afternoon, alleges the county’s Forfeited Land Commission doesn’t have a viable contract to sell the Republic Mill No. 2 to Virginia businessman Don Saulsgiver, said Arthur Gaston, the town’s attorney in the case.

Gaston said the property may not have been sold properly and the county would be best served by dealing with all potential buyers, not just Saulsgiver.

Most town and county leaders want the commission to sell the site to Bob and Nancy Harllee, who hope to build a hotel and senior living center in the mill.

The Harllees’ project involves nearly $20 million. Saulsgiver has proposed spending about $2 million on his venture, which until recently involved a plastics recycling operation.

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