BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County could miss out on more than 300 jobs come Monday.
It all comes down to who commissioners want to give ownership rights to regarding the old Brunswick Hospital in Supply.
One of the bidding groups, Crown Management, LLC, says legally, they're the only ones eligible to move in.
The group was the lone bidder on the piece of property until this week, when a New York-based real estate company upped the ante.
Now, Crown Management, which is based out of Hope Mills, claims that the new bid doesn't count, and as a result, has already started prepping for renovations of the hospital.
In addition to adding jobs to Brunswick County, Crown has also agreed to share its helipad with the sheriff's office at no extra cost, among many other stipulations that it claims its competitor has not even considered.
Crown says the county has not accounted these so called "add-ons" to the agreement, and feels like the upset bid by Jacobs Real Estate Advisors, LLC, is not a valid one as outlined in the North Carolina state statutes.
County commissioners have two options on Monday: they can accept the new bid from Jacobs Real Estate, or they can reject all the bids, and the bidding process will begin again.
Crown Management hopes commissioners will hear its side of the argument and go with their offer.
Brunswick County officials could not comment any further, since this is potential litigation.
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