WellOne purchases four lots in downtown Pascoag

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BURRILLVILLE – A Pascoag-based healthcare center appears on track to double in size with the purchase of four new lots in the village center.

WellOne bought four adjoining properties on the corner of South Main and Pascoag Main Streets, including a historic two-story building that once housed Granite Bank.

Currently, the clinic offers medical, dental and behavioral health services from a nearby property at 36 Bridge Way. Last year, the center expanded to offer specialty care from a new space at 82 Pascoag Main St.

And this month, the clinic acquired an additional acre plus of land for a total cost of $600,000 under the name Northwest Community Healthcare.

Two of the properties – 55 Pascoag Main St. and  0 South Main St. – were purchased  from Burrillville Capital, LLC, the owner since 2013.  One has historically served as a bank as far back as the early 1900s, when Granite Bank was purchased by Industrial Trust Company.

More recently, the two-story building, situated on .12 acres, held a Fleet Bank, followed by a Bank of America, but has been vacant since that company pulled out of Pascoag several years ago.

The adjoining vacant .15 acre lot at 0 South Main St. was including as part of the Monday, Aug. 17 deal.

In a separate transaction, WellOne also purchased 65 Pascoag Main St. from Pascoag Main, LLC and 61 A-C Pascoag Main St. from 61 Rental, LLC for $200,000, according to town property records.

That purchase includes a partially-demolished building that once held True Home Real Estate. The two-story building sits on .82 acres, making up significant space in the heart of the village. Accompanying vacant land at 61 Pascoag Main will give another .23 acres to the growing health care provider.

The sale marks positive news for a village that has long been a focus of the Burrillville Redevelopment Agency, and has seen multiple businesses set up shop in recent years, including Cow’s Tail Deli, Bravo Brewing Company and Pamfilio’s Catering. A new bar is also expected to open in a space at 88 Pascoag Main Street at the start of next year.

But the health center’s plans for the properties are not yet clear. Jim Langlois, chairman of the Redevelopment Agency, said his group has long known about the acquisition, but news about WellOne’s plans have not yet been released.

“We’re excited. It’s going to be big deal,” Langlois said.

WellOne Development and Public Affairs Director Pamela Taylor could not immediately be reached for comment.

The healthcare provider also has locations in Foster, North Kingstown and Scituate.

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