LOUISBURG -- The real estate company behind Carlie C's bought the Shannon Village Shopping Center this month.
MML & Associates LLC announced this week that they bought the Bickett Boulevard property from Shannon Rock, who owned the property with her late husband, John Rock, and B.B. Pruitt.
MML & Associates is the real estate entity associated with the operations of Carlie C's IGA in numerous retail centers in North Carolina, according to a press release from the company.
Mack McLamb, Manager of MML & Associates LLC, indicated that "Mr. and Mrs. Rock were two of the best people we ever had as landlords.
"Mr. Rock indicated to me several times that he wanted us to buy the shopping center which made me feel so honored because I knew how much this center meant to Mr. and Mrs. Rock, who also managed the shopping center.
"We plan to continue the excellent care of the center and make numerous improvements that would make them proud of how the center is being operated.
"This will further cement our operations in Louisburg as we solidify our commitment to be Hometown Proud in the community."
According to county Register of Deeds website, a calculation of the excise tax puts the purchase at $2.2 million and the purchase date as Feb. 12.