By: Chris Gilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
It used to fill Children's minds with knowledge, but soon it could be filling shopping carts with food.
An old Rock Island School is being sold to a grocery store chain.
The Rock Island-Milan School Board approved the sale of the old Audubon School to Fareway Foods.
The grocery store chain has agreed to buy the school for $475, 000.
Audubon School closed in 2010 and has been empty ever since. If the deal works out Fareway plans to tear it down and put in a store.
School leaders said it's the only offer they got after putting the building up for sale two years ago.
The Rock Island-Milan School District didn't need the building after they redrew school boundaries.
Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley and City Manager Thomas Thomas were at the school board meeting for the announcement
The Mayor said the sale is a big win for the city.
"It's very exciting I have people telling me all the time they drive over to Moline to the Fareway to get their meat or get their food to buy other foods from that store. So it'll be great we'll have on right here in Rock Island."
Fareway Food Representatives didn't want to comment on camera, because there is a lot be worked out.
One of those is, making the sale final in the next 120 days or else the school district will put the property back up for sale.