South Cove Manor and Boston Chinese Evangelical Church Sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement for 120 Shawmut Avenue

A Purchase and Sale Agreement has been signed that will sell 120 Shawmut Avenue, presently owned by South Cove Manor, to the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church.  The target date for the closing is in the first quarter of 2014.

In anticipation of their relocation to nearby Quincy in early 2014, South Cove Manor has been seeking a buyer who would promote the property’s continued use and service within the Asian community, and still provide South Cove Manor a Boston base from which it can continue to serve the downtown elderly and their families.

“We are pleased with the diligent efforts of our CEO, Richard Wong, in negotiating the sale of 120 Shawmut Avenue,” commented South Cove Board Chair Richard Lui. “It is important to us that the property not only remain a community resource, but also that we can continue to maintain an office at the site and use it as a location to offer our very popular Breakfast Seminar Series to the public.”

The Boston Chinese Evangelical Church seeks the 120 Shawmut Avenue property to accommodate and grow its ministries and community programs such as a youth drop in center, a summer day camp, English classes, and other social programs. The church’s Senior Pastor, Steven Chin, shared, “We are excited by the South Cove Manor board’s decision and with the prospects of being able to better share God’s love and to serve the community with the new space.”

South Cove Manor is developing a new state-of-the-art home at 288 Washington Street in Quincy to replace its current facility. South Cove Manor at Quincy Point will include 141 private and enhanced semi-private rooms clustered around interior courtyards, expanded rehabilitation facilities, and gracious common areas.

South Cove Manor and the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church have advised that they will provide further updates when the sale is complete.


Contact information:

South Cove Manor
Richard Wong, President and CEO

Boston Chinese Evangelical Church
Rev. Steven Chin, Senior Pastor


About South Cove Manor

South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is open to all, but is also the premier nursing and rehabilitation home in the region dedicated to serving the cultural needs of the Asian community. Staff is bi-lingual and services include 24-hour long and short-term skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, a vibrant social and cultural environment, Asian cuisine, and a resource center for family and neighbors.  Opened in 1985, South Cove Manor has consistently received the highest possible quality ratings from federal and state rating agencies, has been cited for innovative programs and services, and is widely regarded for its outreach and service to the community.


About the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church

BCEC started in Chinatown in 1961 with only 18 members, and now has grown to be the largest Asian church in New England. This non-denominational church operates one campus in Chinatown at 249 Harrison Avenue and one in Newtonville at 218 Walnut Street, with a combined congregation of over 1,200. Six worship services are offered in three different languages: Cantonese, English, or Mandarin. The church also offers many ministries for every age group from children to senior citizens.

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