Two bids received for Youngstown Bottom Dollar property

Bids came from Valley Christian Church and Big Dipper Food Company

Bottom Dollar Youngstown at night

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Wednesday was the last day for a viable business to submit bids for the purchase the former Bottom Dollar grocery store on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown.

The city received two bids, just as the deadline at noon neared.

One came from Valley Christian Church — a new church looking for a location. The other was submitted by the Big Dipper Food Company, currently located on Youngstown’s Superior Street, according to T. Sharon Woodberry, the city’s economic development director.

Big Dipper sells items like popcorn and peanuts and would use the building for packaging and distribution.

The city will now examine both bids and make a decision. Further details on the proposals have not yet been released.

The building is valued at $1.5 million, but there was no minimum bidding price.

Until Wednesday, there had been no interest expressed in the building that closed last January when Aldi purchased the Bottom Dollar chain and closed five local stores.

The city wanted a grocery store in the building, since local residents are forced to travel to Boardman or elsewhere to grocery shop, but it said it would consider other proposals.

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