Eagle Creek branch of Lexington public library sells at auction for $2.3 million

A Lexington doctor bought the Eagle Creek branch building of the Lexington Public Library on Friday for $2.3 million.

The building, at 101 North Eagle Creek Drive, was sold at an auction held at the library branch.

The winning bidder was Dr. Danesh Mazloomdoost of Pain Management Medicine, who will move his business from Shaker Drive in south Lexington to the Eagle Creek location.

The Eagle Creek building has more than 14,500 square feet and 85 parking spaces on 2.36 acres. It was built in 1991.

“When I was a kid I fantasized about living in a firehouse, so I think working in a library is the next best thing,” Mazloomdoost, a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, said by phone.

Including a 10 percent added buyer’s premium, Mazloomdost will pay a total of $2.53 million for the property.

The public library is closing the Eagle Creek branch in early 2016 when a new branch opens at 300 Blake James Drive, at the corner of Palumbo Drive and Man o’ War Boulevard. That building is 33,000 square feet.

Cheryl Truman: 859-231-3202, @CherylTruman