"We are going to buy it," says Steele. "I think it's signed now."
Officials with the church didn't return phone calls by press time. According to the Chesterfield County's real estate assessment office, the bulk of the mall property is currently owned by Millmar Partners in care of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto. The property is assessed at more than $12 million. Officials representing the owner, Canadian Imperial, declined to comment. Real estate sources say the mall was on the market for about $6 million or less.
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