Lorenz sells Federal St. property

Dollar store said to be moving in

Recorder/Paul Franz
Former Lorenz building at 369 Federal St

Recorder/Paul Franz Former Lorenz building at 369 Federal St

GREENFIELD — The Lorenz family has sold the former Don Lorenz Inc. auto dealership property at 369 Federal St., and it appears a Dollar General retail store will occupy at least part of the building by October.

David Lorenz, whose father and brother ran the company for decades, said that two investors from the eastern part of the state bought the property and are renovating it. He said they plan to lease space to other businesses.

Lorenz, who retired from the military and lives in Bernardston, said renovations have already begun and he believes they will be completed by fall.

He said the sale was based on the two investors buying the property and finding businesses to lease to.

According to county land transfer records, the property was sold to a company called Sander Greenfield LLC for $780,000. According to the secretary of state’s records, Sander Greenfield is owned by two men who own at least one restaurant near Boston.

Sander Greenfield LLC could not be reached for comment.

“My mom is very happy that we’ve sold the building,” said Lorenz.

A spokeswoman for Dollar General said she could not confirm that the company is opening a store in Greenfield. She did not deny that it was doing so, however.

After 57 years in business, Don Lorenz Inc. closed its doors for good on Aug. 29, 2011. Owner Steven Lorenz, who took over for his father in 1993, said that it was time to close the Buick-GMC dealership for personal reasons.

In December 2010, the then 14-year-old family-owned Lorenz Honda dealership, which had been run by Lorenz’s former wife, Beth, was sold to Lundgren Honda of Auburn.

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