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The former Toys R' Us on Eisenhower Parkway in Macon has sat vacant for the past 8 years since it shut its doors in 2006.

Now, it's just been purchased by Central Georgia Technical College, whose campus is on Macon Tech Drive just behind the building.

The college's non-profit foundation purchased the building for $800,000.

They're planning on renovated the building for $2 million and creating the Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center.

The center will use the 44,000 square foot building to create classrooms and labs to train students in engineering. They're planning to partner with companies like Georgia Power to train both workers and students.

"They'll get that hands on training and experience that the folks in the field can offer them," says Tonya McClure, Assistant Vice President in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

She says the school is planning to begin construction in as soon as 60 days, and have the center complete by the end of this year.

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