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Design firm leaves Jackson Ward as two buildings head to auction

A pair of side-by-side Jackson Ward storefronts is hitting the auction block weeks after their lone commercial tenant packed its bags for Hanover County.

Print design firm BigTree has moved out of its space at 320 Brook Road, one of dozens of properties included in a public sale scheduled May 16, along with next-door property 318 Brook Road. SVN/Motleys is handling the auction.

The two-story Brook Road buildings, between Adams and Marshall streets, were acquired last June in a transaction valued at $500,000, according to city property records. The properties are owned by Baptiste Development LLC, an entity registered by Leon Baptiste, principal broker of Chesterfield-based Cr8tive Realty.

Attempts to reach Baptiste were unsuccessful Thursday. SVN/Motleys’ Richard Bryan said the company was approached about selling the properties on consignment.