Mayor Ray Weiland, and son, Jared Weiland, cleaned the floors on the portion of the building that will house expanded learning opportunities offered by PHCC.

Renovations continue on a new facility that will house the Stuart Volunteer Fire Department and space that will be rented by Patrick Henry Community College, according to the contractor working on the project.

Kenneth Knowles, of Clark Brothers Company, Inc., said he is hopeful the new inhabitants will be moved into the new space in July.

The Town of Stuart purchased the 28,800 square-foot former Food Lion building to house the Stuart Volunteer Fire Department – in celebration of 104 years of service to the community.

The fire department will use 23,800 square feet of the facility and the remaining 5,000 square feet will be rented by Patrick Henry Community College to be used as an expansion for a special training location for students, said Town Manager Terry Tilley.

Knowles and his construction crew are making headway on the renovations, with major interior projects like drywall and flooring now completed, he said. Now, work crews are putting the finishing touches on painting projects. They also are…

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