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ANAHEIM, CA-A locally based private investor has purchased a long vacant office building that has been used as a haunted house and plans to renovate the structure, according to Voit Commercial Brokerage.

Jack Faris of Voit’s Anaheim Metro office reports that the buyer paid $2 million for the four-story building at 1477 S. Manchester Ave., which has been vacant for 25 years. The building has served as a haunted house with each office containing a different theme, from a mad scientist’s laboratory to a ghost graveyard. Faris represented the seller, a private investor, with Mike Hefner of Voit’s Anaheim Metro office representing the buyer. The building occupies a site fronting the Interstate 5 Freeway near Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, Edison Field and the Pond at Anaheim. It is elevator-serviced and features a fenced-in parking lot with 218 parking spaces.The sale was one of a number of office purchases recently in the county, where Cox Communications and Genesis Commercial Capital acquired two office condominiums that constitute the Gillette Corporate Center in Irvine. The buyers paid an aggregate of $2.9 million for the two condos within the single-story office building at 17521 Gillette, according to Michael Hartel of Colliers Seeley International. Hartel and John Wadsworth of Colliers Seeley represented seller La Quinta Development.Genesis Commercial Capital, an equipment-financing firm, bought its property, a 6,820-sf office condo, for $1.6 million. The company plans to make extensive tenant improvements to the inside of the building for its corporate headquarters, office and lobby space, according to Hartel. Greg Velastegui of Voit Commercial Brokerage’s Irvine office represented Genesis Capital.Cox Communications, one of the nation’s largest broadband communications companies, purchased its 6,236-sf property for $1.3 million. The company is currently engineering the condo space to house a cellular phone switch site. Jim Cunningham of CB Richard Ellis represented Cox Communications.

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