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Seneca Shopping Center for sale

Venue is home to stores such as The Tea Shoppe and The Cutting Room Boutique among other local shops

One of Morgantown’s better-known shopping venues, Seneca Center, home to 35 local retailers and businesses, is on the market for $4.1 million.

Sam Bossio of Petroplus & Associates Inc., the listing agent, said there is interest in the 709 Beechurst Ave. property, and expects even more interest after the first of the year.

“It’s a unique property, and all 35 merchants are doing well,” he said.

Seneca Center was built in 1898 and was known as the Seneca Glass Co., which made etched, lead crystal. The company closed in 1983.

In 1985, the building, which was added to over the years, was put on the National Register of Historic Places and was eventually converted to retail and office space, though much if its glass-making history is still evident in glass-making displays and murals on brick walls. A large, red water tower and a 100-foot glass chimney are still on the two-acre parcel.

The 44,850-square-foot building includes 120 parking spaces.

Seneca Center tenants include U.S. Rep. David McKinley, The Tea Shoppe at Seneca Center, The Cutting Room Boutique, Hill & Hollow, Country Roads Quilt Shop and Whippoorwill Woods & Waters. The shopping center is owned by former banker Barton Loar and investor Paula Hall, both of Morgantown.

“It’s a very comfortable place to shop and is a unique property,” Bossio said.

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