The buyer for the J. Bruce Barnes Lumber Company in Crozet is no longer a secret. The silent bidder who bought the lumber yard at auction in June is Union First Market Bank.
A Union Bank spokesman says they are working with Albemarle County to get the location rezoned to fit within the master plan for the Crozet Business District.
Union Bank held the loan on the foreclosed property. They feel they'll be able to sell the property for more than they paid for it in auction.