Industrial land auction canceled

WEATHERSFIELD — An auction Wednesday for a large piece of industrial land where a national defense stockpile facility was once was canceled after a buyer emerged for the property.

Michael Berland, principal and managing director of Hanna Commercial Real Estate in Cleveland, said his client decided to pursue a credible offer for the land, negating the need for the auction. It was scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Residence Inn by Marriott at the Eastwood Mall.

The 184-acre site was once home to the Warren Depot of the Defense National Stockpile, where mercury was once stored. The site has gotten a clean bill of health from state environmental officials.