Greenman Center sale close

By Perry Russom

August 5, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton council members are looking more favorably on a future without the Greenman Senior Center.

Gemini Construction, LLC placed the bid to buy the city owned senior center building that used to serve dozens of senior citizens.

The Construction company's bid is set at $105,000.

"I just think it's a great asset for the city of Binghamton," said Councilman John Matzo. "Yes, the property is probably worth more than it is, but we couldn't find anybody buy the property for what the property is actually worth. So as far as a great asset? Absolutely the new company coming in."

Council members questioned whether the bid would include what's currently in the building.

Members said shuffleboards, pool tables and a ceramic kiln sit in the center's basement.

Back in April, Gemini's owner said the company would turn the building into office space.

The potential purchase is believed to bring at least 25 new jobs to the city.

Members said the goal is to vote on the bid in their first meeting in September.

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