Note: This story was last updated at 11:01 a.m. Oct. 1.
It was a difficult decision for many, but members of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to sell their building and 3.6 acres to make way for a new Kroger development that could open in 2014.
There were 169 votes in favor of selling and 12 opposed. The vote to sell required a two-thirds majority, or 120 votes.
The sale price for the heavily used property—a serene, wooded tract in the heart of Oak Ridge—has not been publicly disclosed.