University, church close to deal for campus

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Space Coast church is talking with Everest University to buy one of its Melbourne campuses for an asking price of $1.1 million.

The deal to buy the 16,000-square-foot property on U.S. 1 could be finalized this month with the college moving its facilities to its second campus on Sarno Road, said the Rev. Beth Head of Unity of Melbourne.

“We have a contract, and we’re in the process of trying to purchase the building. It’s not a done deal, but we hope to close by the end of the month,” said Head, whose 125-member congregation first contacted the university last year to ask if the site was for sale.

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