The Kumazawa Brewing Company, a Chigasaki-based sake brewery established in 1873, has purchased the former Kamakura Pumping Station for 96.5 million Yen (approx. 860,000 USD). The seller was Kanagawa Prefecture.
The sale included the 300 sqm building and 2,200 sqm block of land. The land is zoned as a Category I Exclusively Low-Rise Residential and Category I Mid/High-Rise Oriented Residential Zone.
The water pumping station was built in 1935. It was later converted into gymnasium, but closed in 2002.
Source: The Kentsu Shimbun, March 10, 2016.