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Heartland Homes Buys Highland Country Club

The financially troubled club has been closed since October, 2011.

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Heartland Homes confirms it has purchased the former in Ross Township. 

“We are beginning the early planning stages of how it may be developed,” said Adam Packard, Marketing Manager for Heartland Homes.  “At this time there is no release date, pricing, product mix to announce.” 

Packard did not have details of the purchase price of the 118-acre site on Highland Avenue, which includes a swimming pool, restaurant, and clubhouse. 

The financially troubled club closed October 3, 2011 and had been the subject of . 

Slovak Savings Bank on California Avenue in Pittsburgh's North Side foreclosed on the property in February. According to court papers, the bank had been seeking more than $2 million, including $1.6 million in outstanding principal on the club’s mortgage, $182,000 in attorney fees and $130,000 in interest.  

According to the Allegheny County real estate web site, county taxes have not been paid since 2009 and the club owes the county $21,098 for 2010 through 2012.

J&J Holdings HCC LP purchased the property from a group of longtime members for $1,346,454 in December 2009. The 2012 county assessed value is $1,400,000. 

J&J Holdings is a partnership of Jeff Cuny, 46 of Cranberry, and Jeff Garbinski, 43, of Franklin Township. 

Garbinski, as part of a plea agreement, pleaded guilty in November to stealing from the club. He was sentenced to spend 18 months on house arrest followed by two years probation and ordered to pay $174,088 in restitution.

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