Chester property deal falls through
CHESTER — A deal with a prospective company looking for a second location fell through after a property agreement could not be reached.
Whole Plants Health of Upper St. Clair, Pa., was considering buying the TS&T Pottery property in Chester. Whole Plants Health is a medical marijuana company. Matt Fennell, vice president of operations, was at last week’s water board meeting to discuss the facility’s water needs with the board.
The TS&T property is owned by the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle. Marvin Six, interim director at the BDC, said an agreement for the sale or lease of the property could not be reached.
Mayor Ken Morris announced Wednesday in a Facebook post the company was no longer looking into opening a location in Chester. In his post Morris reported the company would create 80 plus jobs and generate approximately $4.5 million in construction, business and operation taxes and water and sewer income. Morris reported residents seemed to be okay with the prospect of a medical marijuana company and expressed disappointment about the loss of the business.
“It was going to be a big boom for the city, with a lot of jobs,” said Morris.