Bradenton assisted living facility sold
BRADENTON -- An assisted living facility owned by a small senior living company has been sold to a Port Charlotte buyer.
The Cottages of Bradenton, which previously operated as Westminster Pines, sold on April 30 for $3.025 million. The buyer, Louisa Holding LLC, has also assumed a $2.023 million mortgage on the property at 5700 24th St. E. Louisa Holding is controlled by Robert Lowry, president of Lowry Group Properties.
The Cottages is made up of seven buildings totaling more than 36,000 feet on 6.6 acres adjacent to U.S. 301 in Oneco. Its first buildings were constructed in the late 1980s.
The property last changed hands in early 2009, when Lowry Group Properties purchased it from Westminster Pines. Other previous owners include Manatee Glens and Presbyterian Retirement Communities.
According to its website, Lowry Group still owns senior living facilities in Homestead and Sebring.
Culver's restaurant plans hiring event Thursday
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Culver's CareerSource Suncoast will hold a hiring event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the CareerSource Suncoast Bradenton Career Center.
The burger and frozen custard chain is looking for entry-level managers and crew, including cooks, cashiers, and dining room attendants. There are more than 40 positions available, and high school students 15-18 years old are welcome to apply at the Career Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. E. Bradenton.
New Ellenton doctor offers health screening
MANATEE -- A new Ellenton doctor at MAXhealth Ellenton is offering a free health screening on May 16.
The screening will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6312 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton, according to a news release.
Dr. Gary Laubacker will conduct the screening at MAXhealth Ellenton. For information call 941-847-1101.
Buffett again to auction lunch for Calif. charity
OMAHA, Neb. -- Those hoping to sit down to a meal with billionaire Warren Buffett should be prepared to shell out big bucks.
Buffett will again auction off a private lunch to raise money for a California homeless charity. Buffett is chairman and CEO of Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway.
Bidding for the lunch on eBay will begin May 31 and close June 5. Bidding starts at $25,000. Bidders must prequalify. The winner can invite up to seven friends to join the lunch at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in New York City.
The annual auction benefits the Glide Foundation, which provides social services to the poor and homeless in San Francisco.
Last year's winner paid nearly $2.2 million to dine with Buffett. The winning bids have topped $2 million for the past six years.
-- Herald staff report