Salt Lake City, Uta — A vacant building was purchased in downtown Salt Lake City by Utah’s largest healthcare provider.
Intermountain Healthcare confirmed that it had acquired the large former Sears location on the corner of 800 South and State Street.
In January 2018 the store closed, as part of a large shuttering of physical Sears store locations.
Plans are still in the making for what exactly the property will be turned into, but Intermountain spokesman Jess Gomez said it will be “to enhance healthcare services available to area residents.”
The full statement read:
“As part of our ongoing commitment to serve patients with high-quality, affordable, and accessible care, Intermountain Healthcare has acquired the property in downtown Salt Lake City for future use to enhance healthcare services available to area residents. Plans are still being developed. Details will be announced at a future date.”
A woman was arrested for arson In November after police say she set fire to part of the building.
At the time the damage was estimated at $5,000.