Assisted-Living/Nursing Home Sold, Water Park and Campground Purchased

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By Linda Cicoira — The new owners of the former Quail Run Assisted Living Facility and Arcadia Nursing Center, which was closed down last year, has a connection to Commonwealth Senior Living (CSL), formerly known as The Hermitage, in Onancock.

But the Gargatha facility is not likely to be geared towards older folks in the future.

The joint $2.6 million former 60-bed skilled nursing home and 42-bed assisted living facility was purchased for $250,000, on Aug. 13, according to records filed in Accomack Circuit Court. The property is at 17405 Lankford Hwy.

The buyer, Parksley Place LLC, has a principal office in Charlottesville, Va.,  at the same address as the company that owns the Onancock facility.

Mark Hubbard, a spokesman for CSL, said Wednesday the property was purchased because “it has great potential for investment. I can tell you that senior housing did not work at that location. It is our plan to look at alternative uses that would provide jobs and will benefit the community.”

Hubbard would not list the possibilities the new owners would be considering. “We don’t have specific plans,” he said. Parksley Place LLC and CSL are owned by the same larger group. “We’re glad that there’s local interest. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Eastern Shore community,” Hubbard added.

Chincoteague Properties Sell For $15M

Meanwhile, on Aug. 2, the former Maddox Family Campground site and new water park properties sold for a total of about $15 million in two transactions. Island Waterpark LLC sold the water park visible from Maddox Boulevard to Sun Maui Jack’s Waterpark LLC, of Southfield, Mich., for $4,156,000. That nearly 8.3-acre site was assessed at $3.281,800.

The rest of the park was sold by Oceanside Resort LLC, which has the same address as Burbage/Melson Inc., of Berlin, Md., for $11,015,000. The property included 97.222 acres including Piney Island marshland and was assessed at about $4.7 million. It was bought by Sun Chincoteague Island LLC, with the same Michigan address as Sun Maui Jack’s Waterpark LLC.