CHICOPEE — A New York investment company bought the warehouses used by J. Polep Distribution Services in Chicopee late last month for a total of $34 million.
But Polep, which was sold last year and is now a division of National Convenience Distributors, will remain in the buildings, said Jeff Polep, who remains as chairman of the board while his son, Eric, is CEO.
Back in September 2019, Palm Beach Capital Fund III announced it had invested in J. Polep Distribution Services and the company’s Rachael’s Food fresh deli business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Palm Beach Capital announced last year that it formed National Convenience Distributors out of Polep and two other distributors.
The property transactions were recorded on March 31 at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. The buyer was a newly formed limited liability company controlled by AR Global Investments of New York City, according to corporate records. Also filed with the registry was a lease between the new owners and tenant National Convenience Distributors for a 240-day term plus four five-year extensions.