110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Historic DeLand building struggles to land tenants
By Joe Crews
posted May 16, 2013 - 2:59:03pm
More than a year-and-a-half after buying the historic Dreka Building in Downtown DeLand, owner Joe Daprile of Ormond Beach has just four tenants in place, despite making improvements to the structure on the southeast corner of Woodland Boulevard and New York Avenue.
Mainstreet Grill has leased space for many years, and the restaurant continues to operate below street level at is now called One DeLand Plaza, 100 E. New York Ave.
U-Hear, a hearing-aid specialist, recently opened on the ground floor of the three-story building, on the New York Avenue side. Other new tenants are Lake Disston Land LLC, a private land investor, and JLT Tax Services, which also has offices in Orlando and Mount Dora. Both are on the top floor.
A sale of the building recently got put on hold when the potential buyer decided to "realign assets," said Eric D. Alexander, a Realtor in Orange City and the leasing agent for the building. He said Daprile is willing to sell.
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