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Updated: 10/11/2017 08:30:07AM

Party may be interested in cigar factory

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PHOTO BY PEGGY KEHOE

Bartow's old cigar factory, once a busy workplace, now lies unused and deteriorating on Third Avenue. It has been named to the Florida Trust's most endangered sites list.

By JEFF ROSLOW

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BARTOW – The fate of the Thompson & Bros. Cigar Factory may take a bit longer than was anticipated just a few short weeks ago.

The matter was scheduled for a discussion on Sept. 12 as to whether to keep it and try to get a private investor to do something with it, or get rid of it and stop putting public money into it. That meeting, however, was postponed after Hurricane Irma ripped through the county.

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