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DeLand businessman wants to create upscale residences in commercial buildings
By Joe Crews
posted Apr 4, 2014 - 10:17:29am
Joe Valente, who owns the DeLand-based Boston Coffeehouse chain, wants to create two upscale residences in a pair of buildings on busy streets in Downtown DeLand.
In February, Valente and his wife, Ariella, bought what once was Feasel’s Paint & Glass at 247 N. Woodland Blvd. Feasel’s closed in late 2008, and the space has been mostly vacant ever since.
At the Feasel building, the loft is separate from three storefronts at street level, which total a little more than 5,000 square feet, Valente said. The residential portion can have up to 4,000 square feet if he adds to the existing space.
In November, Valente also bought a two-story building at 108 N. Florida Ave., a few doors south of the Athens Theatre. He plans for that to become another commercial-and-residential project, with a living area upstairs. Each floor is about 1,300 square feet, he said.
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