The all-in cost for the new headquarters is estimated at $7million, which includes acquisition of the building and renovation.An Auntie Annie's spokeswoman tells GlobeSt.com the building islargely vacant, but the US Postal Service will continue to operatean 8,000-sf branch in the building under a long-term lease to thesoft-pretzel franchisor. Citing a confidentiality agreement, shedeclined to disclose the identity of the building's seller, whichis not the US Postal Service, she says.

"We are currently doing due diligence, and expect to takeoccupancy in late summer 2007," she says. The site for the plannedwarehouse and production facility has not yet been determined, "butwill be in the vicinity of Lancaster City. It will be 60,000 sf,but management hasn't yet determined whether it will be newconstruction or an acquired property."

The county Economic Development Co. and the Governor's ActionTeam are providing an incentive package of approximately $3.3million for the moves. It includes up to $2 million in loansthrough the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, up to $1million from the state's machinery and equipment loan fund, a$150,000 Opportunity grant, $32,400 in job training funds, and$144,000 in job creation tax credits.

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