It’s official: Ingles buys Whistle Stop mall

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Stores, church set to relocate after the first of the year.

The sale of the Whistle Stop mall along the Georgia Road became official on Tuesday, and according to records on file at the Register of Deeds office, the property was sold to Ingles Markets, Inc.

“The road to this final negotiation has been a long and exciting one over the past couple years, but has come together in what we believe is God’s perfect timing,” said Chris Vanderwoude of Whistle Stop Mall. “It has been a priority for us to look out for everyone at the mall as best as possible by giving sufficient notice and time to find alternate space and relocate, so as part of the sale agreement, we have arranged to be able to continue to operate business mostly as usual through the end of this year.