Greenwood village pantry owner, Tammy Hough, said the new owners of the pantry sold the facility for $750,000 in January 2018.
The sale was made at a time when she said the pantries capacity was limited and the facility was not in a healthy condition.
Hough said the property was not well maintained and her lease was up at the time of the sale.
“There was no need to sell,” Hough told CBC News.
“We were in dire need of some money.”
The sale price of $1,000,000 was for a 1,000-square-foot facility, according to Hough.
The land has a value of about $2,500,000.
Houg said she sold the land because the owner of the property, Mike Hough of St. Mary’s Valley, wanted to move out of the village.
“He wanted to be able to have some sort of lifestyle,” Haugh said.
Mike Haugh of St Mary’s Village, who has lived in Greenwood for more than a decade, said he’s now selling the pantrie land in order to help out with the family’s expenses.
“I’m really glad that I made the decision to sell it, because it was just getting really hard for me to live there,” Houg told CBC.
Haugh says he and his wife have been in the pantriary since 2011 and have been the primary source of income.
Hought says he would not be moving back into the pantiary, but would have to work to make ends meet.
“This is the one place where you can just eat and sleep and eat and go to the park,” he said.
The village’s business manager, Scott Brice, said that while he could not confirm whether Hough would be leaving the panteria, it is in the plans for the future.
“They have a business there,” Brice said.
“It’s been a good place for a while.”
Hough says he has heard about the sale of the facility but could not comment on it.
He also said that he will have to move his family back into his home after he leaves the village, where they currently live.
“If they sell the property for less than what it is now, then I’ll be forced to sell my house,” he told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning.
“People who are trying to sell a property like that, they’re in a really difficult situation, and we have to try to do our best to help them.”