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World's Largest Basket

1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055-8847
+1 740-322-5588
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The basket is in bad shape and not worth the drive out of town. It was recently purchased and I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jeremyr761
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Columbus, Ohio
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Interior if fantastic and will be reconditioned by the new owner soon. Thank you for preserving this beautiful asset.

Brandon Hess of Shai Commercial and Fred Ernest, Executive Director of Newark CIC found the PEFFECT... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
RobKlinger
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Newark, Ohio, United States
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1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055-8847
+1 740-322-5588
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The basket is in bad shape and not worth the drive out of town. It was recently purchased and I hope they make the basket beautiful again.

1  Thank jeremyr761
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Brandon Hess of Shai Commercial and Fred Ernest, Executive Director of Newark CIC found the PEFFECT buyer ready to recondition this basket. Once it is recondition the new tenants they are projecting will bring the Longaberger Basket back to it’s glory years. Thank you all!...More

5  Thank RobKlinger
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I drive by this building a couples times a month. I still get a little bit of a thrill when I round the corner on state route 16 and see the basket handles quickly followed by the appearance of the building. The building has been...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Unfortunately, this is not worth the trip any longer as the beauty of it has not been kept up to date.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The world's largest empty basket is still a neat photo op, although you might want to dig out that low resolution flip phone so you won't see the paint peeling off the huge handles. The place has been vacant for some time now and as...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I pass by this giant basket several times a week. It was once maintained well and the lawns immaculate. The inside area was very pretty. I have not been inside of it for a few years. Now, as it sits for sale, the lawn and...More

Thank quilt4awhile
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have a number of Longaberger baskets that I had purchased over the years and wanted to see the former home of Longaberger before someone takes it over and changes it. No idea what this building could be used for. Probably not worth a special...More

Thank 323martyd
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's very sad that the Longaberger Basket building is now empty because the company owes taxes and needed to leave the building. It now sits empty and is waiting for a new owner to take control and operate it. It needs paint and some tinder...More

Thank eobert
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We viewed this building while driving by on Rt. 16 going into Newark, Ohio. It was build by the Longaberger Basket Company, and it housed their corporate offices. Unfortunately, it was vacated by the company and stood empty for awhile. I read where there's a...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Okay this particular site is one of those "20 wonders of the USA" simply because back in its hey-day, the Longaberger basket company had the brainstorm to build their world headquarters in the shape of a MONSTROUS basket, 3 story tall handles and all. It...More

1  Thank Janet T
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