The owners of a local salon chain have unloaded a property in the Libbie-Grove corridor – and sold it for nearly $1 million more than they bought it for 13 years ago.
Mango Salon’s former space at 123 Libbie Ave. sold last month for $1.3 million.
The 4,000-square-foot building had been home to Mango from 2006 to 2018, before the salon moved across the street to the Westhampton on Grove development.
Mango owners and married couple Pat and Bobbi Heaney bought the Libbie building through Mango Properties LLC for $425,000 in 2006, per city property records.
The buyer in the Dec. 27 deal was Manakin Holdings LLC, an entity tied to Robert Chesson, who could not be reached for comment.
The property most recently was assessed at $1.45 million.
Pat Heaney said the building had been built as a karate gym in the 1960s. It became a dress and floral shop prior to becoming a salon.
Commonwealth Commercial’s Jim McVey and Michael Morris represented the Heaneys in the sale, and their colleague Ryan Fanelli represented Chesson. A Commonwealth Commercial announcement said Chesson plans to use the building as office space.
“We got high interest from a wide variety of users. I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out,” Pat said.
Mango has locations at GreenGate, Gayton Crossing, Short Pump and at the Westhampton on Grove. Pat said they don’t have any new locations planned for 2020, after a stretch of adding locations almost annually in recent years.
“We’ve opened three salons in the last 2 1/2 years,” he said. “We’re absorbing our growth and focusing on those locations.”
A few blocks north on Libbie, Charlottesville-based Grit Coffee is preparing to open at 409 Libbie Ave.