The former JC Penney building at 19 E. Main St. in Ephrata is getting ready to open after renovations with commercial and residential space.
Kim and Dale Latshaw bought the about 10,000-square-foot building in January for $406,000, Kim Latshaw said.
She is a real estate agent for KW Realty Inc., which does business as Kingsway Realty based in Manheim Township, Lancaster County. She'd been looking for space for one of her clients, Bethany United Church of Christ's day care, to use as a second facility, she said.
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"When the property came on the market, it was absolutely perfect for them," Latshaw said.
The church will open its Wiggles and Giggles day care center on the ground floor for ages 6 weeks through 3 years sometime in May, she said.
The top two floors, about 5,000 square feet combined, feature seven renovated apartments, she said.
"We gutted the whole building, and put in new kitchens, bathrooms, refinished the hardwood floors, painted everything, installed new windows and a new roof," Latshaw said.
The couple on April 15 will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. for the apartments.
She declined to release the cost of the renovations.
The building used to house the Ephrata Flea Market, she said.