Former Enviromental Biotech campus sold

cschelle@bradenton.comSeptember 6, 2013 

Ellenton tract also moves for $2 million

MANATEE -- The former campus of Environmental Biotech in southern Manatee County is now in the hands of a Sarasota lawyer following a $2 million sale.

Sam Norton, an attorney at Norton, Hammersley, Lopez and Skokos, purchased the 7.5-acre parcel at 1701 Biotech Way through his company Lyxtr, LLC, according to property and business records.

The land, before the sales, had been in the hands of HQ Properties since 1932, according to property records. HQ Properties is a company owned by Bird Key resident Bill Hadley, according to his business filing.

Hadley founded and operated Environmental Biotech, which makes disinfectants, window cleaner and a special grease-eating bacteria used for drains. Hadley sold the operation to a British franchisee Aziz Tejpar in 2007, and the business moved to a larger campus five miles north at 4693 19th St Ct E.

The former campus includes two three-bedroom homes, a one-bedroom home and four commercial and warehouse buildings totaling 43,345 square feet, according to the property appraiser.

Ellenton commercial tract

An Apopka-based company sealed a $1.5 million profit after selling vacant land on U.S. 301 in Ellenton.

Hanlex Ellenton LLC sold 1.11 acres at 3615 U.S. 301, to Chastain Ellenton LLC for $2,049,800, according to property records. Hanlex acquired the land for $488,000 in January from Ellenton Central LLP.

Chastain Ellenton is registered to developer Owen Chastain, according to business records. Chastain previously leased the land from Hanlex since October 2012, according to Clerk of the Court records.

Charles Schelle, business reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7095. Follow him on Twitter@ImYourChuck.

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