Roanoke groups continue to spar over Dumas Center

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Two groups continue to spar about the future of the Dumas Center, an historical center of black culture in Roanoke.

Total Action for Progress currently owns the building and Dumas Hotel Legacy wants to buy it.

TAP has taken the building off the market after what it calls “several unsuccessful attempts to complete the sale.”

DHL leaders say they have a contract to buy the property and expect TAP to honor that.

DHL Vice Chair Robyn Mitchell says that, despite her group’s offer to buy the building at nearly 80 percent of its asking price, she hopes that TAP will honor DHL’s supposed legal claim.

“We just really want TAP to do the right thing. It’s mainly just about upholding that contract,” she said.

TAP had not responded to a request for comment by newstime.

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