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The former S&K Supermarket property at 1401 E. Brookland Park Blvd. sold for $1.2 million. (J. Elias O’Neal)

RICHMOND, Va. — A South Carolina-based development firm known for working with national retailers is the latest player to buy its way into the Brookland Park neighborhood, RichmondBizSense.com reported. 

Twin Rivers Capital last month purchased the S&K Supermarket property at 1404 E. Brookland Park Blvd. for $1.2 million, according to city records. It’s the largest commercial transaction to date this year in Brookland Park, which has begun to catch the eye of investors and developers.

The property most recently was assessed by the city at $351,000.

The sale, which closed Nov. 20, includes the 8,500-square-foot grocery building and its 0.7-acre parcel, most of which is surface parking bounded by East Brookland Park Boulevard, Rady Street and Third and Fourth avenues.

S&K Supermarket is no longer operational at the location. Former store owner and manager Chong Kim could not be reached for comment Friday.

The market has been a fixture in the neighborhood since the early 1990s. It sold produce and meats, along with toiletries and other items residents were hard-pressed to find in an area with limited access to a full-scale grocery store.

Joe Boyd, Twin Rivers Capital senior property and asset manager, said the company has a retail tenant lined up for the site, but would not identify the brand. He said the tenant plans to renovate the building, which was first constructed in 1940.

Based in Charleston, Twin Rivers Capital is a privately held real estate investment, brokerage and development company.

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