The Town of Irmo closed on a 2.5-acre tract of land at the corner of Broad River Rd. and N. Royal Tower Rd. on Wednesday. The tract of land has more than 500 feet of frontage area on Broad River Rd. and includes the entrance sign to the Old Friargate subdivision.
“This is all thanks to a gentleman by the name of Ed Robinson and his partners who chose to donate the property to the town as a gesture of goodwill,” said Irmo Town Councilman Bill Danielson. Robinson is a long time developer and has owned the property for decades. Ed Robinson Cleaners used to sit on one corner of the property across from the subdivision sign.
“Thanks to Mr. Robinson this donation allows the town to finally take ownership of the Friarsgate sign and surrounding area as well as being a valuable real estate asset,” said Danielson.
The town has discussed future use for the property but were waiting on the closing before going forward and discussing anything final.
The only cost for the town was just over $2000 in closing costs.
“This was a win/win for both the donor and the town,” said Danielson.