TC Palm: After two years and five offers, city officials finally sold the historic post office building at the northwest corner of Orange Avenue and Fifth Street in Fort Pierce, .
The City Commission on Tuesday accepted the $139,000 offer from Fort Pierce residents Stanley and Jean Synkoski for the half-acre lot at 500 Orange Ave. that the couple plans to turn into a food, beverage and retail center featuring local goods.
“We want to capture the essence and the energy of the downtown Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market, but put it in a building seven days a weeks,” Stanley Synkoski said Friday.
Construction could start this summer, said Stanley Synkoski, who has 40 years in the hospitality industry and is a partner in a group that operates food, beverage and specialty retail products n airports.
The retail center would sell beach apparel, jewelry, arts and crafts from local artists, handmade candles, home décor and stationary, according to city records…
The 82-year-old, two-story building with the entrance facing Orange Avenue has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2002 for its architectural significance….
The city purchased the property for $100,000 from the U.S. Postal Service in 2002. Read more.