JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

An old building in downtown Johnson City could soon have a new purpose.

For years the former flour mill, which is over 100 years old, has been empty. The Chamber of Commerce purchased it and then tried to figure out what to do with it. 

Chamber president Gary Mabrey tells us they're now close to a deal to sell the building.

"We're working closely to come up with a project that is good for the community, good for the chamber and ultimately for whatever we're doing in the downtown community," said Mabrey.

Mabrey wouldn't identify the potential buyer or any plans about what the old mill could be.