Yesterday I was traveling east from Columbus, Ohio, and as I was driving through Newark I suddenly noticed a hugh basket along the highway a short distance in front of me. As I passed it I decided to take te next exit and loop back on a local road for a closer look.
This building formerly was the corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company, but the building was abandoned by the basket maker in 2016. It is on the market for $6.5 million. At one time there was consideration to using the seven-storey building as a hotel, but those plans have fallen through. So now it sits vacant and many people complain that the grounds that were once immaculate now appear trashy.