“While that location did not work out for us, we are very interested in the prospect of locating to the proposed development area in Lebanon,” Spurlock said in a letter to developer James Cohen.
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Jan Collins, Cozy’s proprietor wrote, “From what we have seen thus far, the City of Lebanon project is the one.”
The local school board and city council met earlier this week to discuss the plan, also including a veteran’s memorial along Broadway in downtown Lebanon.
Cohen is also seeking a sales tax exemption through the Warren County Port Authority and forgiveness of property taxes for 15 years, as well as other subsidies.
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City Manager Scott Brunka was directed by the council to begin final negotiations with Cohen on the development also expected to include town homes and apartments.