Congratulations to our awesome agent Nick Calamos, CCIM for helping the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board buy the Roxbury Farm & Garden Center property on the corner of Jackson Street and Lafayette Street. We are so proud of Nick’s hard work and dedication to his clients to make this sale happen! We couldn’t think of a better new owner for such a prominent property than the RACSB! The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board is dedicated to education, recovery, treatment, and wellness of Fredericksburg residents affected by mental health and substance use disorders and developmental disabilities.
Once a Fredericksburg institution, Roxbury Farm & Garden Center closed down earlier this summer after operating as a feed and garden supply store for 90 years. Although many in the community are grieving the loss of the long-time garden center, Nick Calamos says that the RACSB will be attempting to preserve the property as much as possible, “They’re planning to keep the mural on the side of the building and possibly all or part of one of the buildings will be incorporated into the new buildings.”
Nick Calamos has worked with Jane Yaun, Executive Director of the RACSB, on numerous projects. When the opportunity presented itself in February after Roxbury decided to close their doors, RACSB decided to pursue the purchase. Nick’s favorite part of the transaction was being able to help the RACSB move quickly to decide on and carry out a strategy to out-maneuver the other buyers and agents trying to gain control of the property.
We asked Nick for more insider info about the future of the property and he said “RACSB hasn’t fully decided yet. The new land offers an opportunity to grow RACSB’s horticulture services and to create employment for adults with disabilities. Jane Yaun and the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board hopes to establish new services that are not currently available in the community. They have been studying various programs across the country. The agency’s administration could also move out of its current location at 600 Jackson Street, giving room for clinical services to grow in that location.”
Congratulations again to Jane Yaun and the RACSB on their purchase of the former Roxbury Farm property and we wish them best of luck on their expansion! Thank you to Nick Calamos for representing RACSB in this transaction and helping to connect the seller and buyer!