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$5M purchase paves way for Helmer building renovation

Title: $5M purchase paves way for Helmer building renovation
Date: Friday, 1 August 2008
Publisher: Portland Business Journal
Author: Wendy Culverwell
Main source: bizjournals.com

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The Church of Scientology is out and California-based First Republic Bank is in as a new owner takes control of the historic Helmer building in the heart of downtown Portland. The Goodman family, which owns or controls numerous commercial sites in downtown, closed its purchase of the Helmer building at 969 S.W. Broadway on July 25 in a deal worth about $5 million. The two-story building takes its name from its most prominent retail tenant, John Helmer Haberdashery, and also is ... [Read the rest at bizjournals.com]