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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A former Albany restaurant, now owned by the city, will soon go to the highest bidder.

The city took over L'Jua's last year after the owner fell behind on payments. 

The Assistant city manager says the building was appraised at more than $1 million in 2012.

Former owner LaJuana Woods got money from the city Community and Economic Development Department to build the restaurant.

"Community & Economic Development would utilize that money as program income. And that money would be used back for public services, housing services, affordable housing," said Lonnie Ballard, the assistant city manager.

The former owner also got a $50,000 grant from the former downtown manager.  It was later determined she didn't qualify for that money and she agreed to pay it back.

Rowell Auctions will begin the bidding on the facility at 10am on February 12th.

 

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