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Va. resident plans to buy, renovate Pure Oil station

September 12, 2018

Michelle Williams’ passion for historic properties is behind her plans to acquire the long-vacant former downtown Elizabeth City Pure Oil station and an empty adjacent commercial building behind it. Williams, from Haymarket, Virginia, said she invests in properties, sometimes holding them, sometimes selling them, depending on the property. She is the investor/designer for her business Williams Holdings. Williams’ great grandmother lived in Elizabeth City, so the Harbor of Hospitality isn’t unfamiliar to her. “I love the area down here and see so much potential,” Williams said late last week. “There’s so much history here – and I just would love to see it revitalized.”

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