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Monroe Co. may face legal action over eminent domain

Published On: May 01 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 10:39:40 PM EDT

Monroe Co. may face legal action over eminent domain decision

STOUDSBURG, Pa. -

Monroe County is moving ahead with an acquisition through eminent domain.

But there may be a court fight ahead.

The county commissioners voted 2-1 last night to acquire the building at 701 Main Street in Stroudsburg through eminent domain.

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The county is looking for ways to combat overcrowding at the county courthouse.

The building's owner, the Lehigh County-based Grist Mill Development Company, is now threatening legal action.

The Lower Macungie company only bought the building in January but it has already undertaken renovations.. and added more businesses tenants.