Dave Chappelle buys shopping center

By | April 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm | One comment | News | Tags: ,

Dave ChappelleDave Chappelle hasn’t been the high-profile star of the comedy he once was; he’s done the occasional string of shows or surprise appearance, but largely, he’s been keeping to himself. So what exactly has he been up to when since he’s not regularly slinging jokes onstage? Would you believe it if we said he was buying a shopping center?

That’s exactly what Chappelle did this past weekend, bidding $470,000 on a local building in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Chappelle, who lives just outside Yellow Springs, bought the Kings Yard building from the very grateful current owner Cathy Christian. Christian had needed the money to help take care of her mother.

“He is my hero. I am now able to really take care of my mother,” Christian told the Dayton Daily News.

Chappelle said he is unsure what he is going to do with his recent purchase. Could there be a new comedy club coming to Yellow Springs in the near future?

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