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Kalispell Public Schools Looking For Bigger Warehouse

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The Kalispell Public Schools Auxiliary Services Building is now off the market, but it may not stay that way.

Whitefish developer, Sam Baldridge, withdrew his offer of more than a quarter of a million dollars after failing to negotiate a lease with a governmental agency.

Currently, the building is being used by the district as a print shop, mailroom, shipping department, and general storage, housing three full-time and two part-time employees.

Money from this sale could have gone toward purchasing the Open Hearth building on Seventh Avenue East-North as a replacement warehouse.

"So what we're looking at is how can we combine some of our services such as technology, warehousing, print shop and find a better location for all of them together, but we found when we were looking there weren't a lot of options on the market," said Darlene Schottle, the Kalispell Superintendent of Public Schools.

Schottle says the district put the building on the market so it could build a larger, more accessible warehouse to replace the auxiliary.

The old building could still find its way back onto the market, according to Schottle.

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