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UPDATE: South Bend Family Dollar property sold at auction

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Family Dollar property has been sold at auction!

The land was up for auction on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the city of South Bend's Public Works Meeting.

It was won at auction by a lone bidder, the Fort Wayne - South Bend Diocese.

The purchased the land for $545,000, the minimum bid.

The city had bought the building for $1.2 million and tried to sell it to St. Joseph High School for $1 as part of a construction plan, but a Federal judge would not allow it. The judge ruled it was a taxpayer gift to a religious institution.

The sale must be closed within 10 days.

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