You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Worth a click

  • Today in History - Monday, Sept. 22
    Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 10:29 p.m. Eastern time.
  • 10 Things to Know
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:  1.
  • 10 Things to Know
     Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:  1.
Advertisement
Michael Dwyer | Associated Press
Parking spaces behind 298 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston are seen Friday. The two open spaces at right, front and back, were sold at auction on Thursday for $560,000.

Boston woman pays $560,000 for 2 parking spots

BOSTON – Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home.

Lisa Blumenthal won the spots in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood during an on-site auction Thursday conducted in a steady rain by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS had seized the spots from a man who owed back taxes.

Blumenthal, who lives in a multimillion-dollar home near the parking spaces, told The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/13KqntI) that she didn’t expect the bidding to go quite so high for the spots she says will come in handy for guests and workers.

The record for a single spot in Boston is $300,000.

The median price of a single-family home in Massachusetts is $313,000.

Advertisement