BOONE — A local organization owned and operated by U.S. Buildings owner Tommy Sofield has purchased the land parcels which contain Earth Fare and Boone Drug on West King Street, according to Watauga County Register of Deeds records.

Sofield Children’s Limited Partnership purchased the 0.831 acre tract at 116 W. King St., on the corner of West King Street, Councill Street and Tracy Circle from Earth Fare Inc. for $1.5 million on Oct. 18. Then on Nov. 1, the same organization bought the neighboring 178 West King St. 1.494-acre parcel, which includes the Earth Fare store and Boone Drug, for $3.8 million.

Going forward, Sofield said he is going to put a new facade on the Earth Fare building and do an extensive remodel and that the current tenants, Earth Fare and Boone Drug, will be staying long term.

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