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PHILADELPHIA-Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. has bought the 102,800-sfformer Hechinger building at 2661 MacArthur Road in Whitehall, PA for an undisclosed price. The property in the Lehigh Valley, north of Allentown, PA, is one of 17 big-box locations formerly owned by the Largo, MD-based Hechinger Co., that disposed of when the home improvement chain closed its doors in 1999.

Virginia Beach, VA-based Divaris Real Estate was assigned to dispose of the properties, which represented more than 1.5 million sf in diverse markets from upstate New York to Alabama. Just eight of the properties remain for sale or lease.

Divaris leased and managed the Whitehall property for Bluebell, PA-based owner Metro Commercial. Sandy Cohen, chief operating officer of Divaris, represented the seller in this transaction.

Burlington, a discount merchant of upscale apparel and home furnishings, hasmore than 315 stores in 42 states nationwide.

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