Mill Run building to be sold
By GEMA MARIA DUARTE
Bucks County Courier Times
BRISTOL – The Mill Run building is up for sale.
Gordon Simmons, executive vice president of RHA/Mill Run Inc., said Thursday afternoon that The Flynn Company, a Philadelphia commercial real estate broker, has been hired to sell the Bristol building that most recently served as a senior independent and assisted living facility.
“We are still waiting,” he said.
RHA/Mill Run, based in Atlanta, owns the building and said the decision to close last fall came after losing nearly $8 million in the last eight years. Sunrise Senior Living, based in Virginia, manages the senior living facility at 1201 Wilson Ave.
As of Thursday, one resident remained at Mill Run and will move out in the next week or so, said Meghan Lublin, spokeswoman for Sunrise. The official closing date is Jan. 31.
“As we have committed to doing so, Sunrise has assisted in finding alternative living arrangements for every single resident at Mill Run,” she said.
In early November, the 134 residents and families were notified of the closure. By Dec. 4, six residents remained at Mill Run.
Local efforts made by borough council President Ralph DiGuiseppe and state Rep. John Galloway, D-140, to keep the facility open fell short.
Simmons told local officials the financial need is too high. To stay open, Mill Run would need to increase the rent, making the facility unaffordable, he said.