Bedford's Elks Home Under New Ownership

      Bedford, VA - Bedford's beloved Elks Home finally has a new owner.

      The new name is English Meadows Elks Home Campus. A picnic for residents and ribbon cutting was held Tuesday afternoon.

      It will continue to be operated as a retirement and assisted living facility.

      The real estate deal closed on Friday, a year and half after the announced sale.

      "There were 101 delays, 102 maybe. It just took a while because of the enormous size and age of this property. It's a 100 year old property, 13 buildings, 182 acres," said Co-Owner Mike Williams. "So there were a lot of hurdles we had to jump through to make it happen."

      Co-owner Mike Williams says the home will still have the light display at Christmas. They will begin planning for the set up next week.