A firm in Florida now owns the Mineral Springs Building on Broadway in Alton.  Mercy Realty in Tampa took over about six weeks ago according to a company spokesman.  Mercy Realty bills itself on its website as “The Bargain Sale Experts.

Derick Sutton, Chief Marketing Officer for Mercy Real Estate, tells The Big Z they are currently looking for a property manager.

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After that, he says the plan is to court more tenants.  Mineral Springs opened in 1914 as a 90-room hotel and spa by the Luer brothers, but has also been a tobacco shop and was transformed into a mall in 1978.


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