MMI Public Relations is moving deeper into Cary.
The growing company, which has a Raleigh address but resides on the Cary side of the towns' border, bought a pair of buildings at 223 E. Chatham St.
The company is expected to move in by the end of the year, said MMI founder Patty Briguglio, whose 6-year-old company has 22 employees and represents 60 clients including Lenovo, Bayer CropScience and the Carolina Mudcats.
As MMI has grown, it has expanded to 3,000 square feet, bit by bit, in several office condos at 7406 Chapel Hill Road. But the patchwork expansions have created some inefficiencies. "We have an upstairs, a downstairs and you have to go across the parking lot," Briguglio said.
With space getting tighter, she decided to play the market rather than add another patch.
The new buildings, which total 6,000 square feet, sit on 0.62 of an acre on the edge of downtown Cary.
MMI paid Avalon Partners $617,500, county property records show. The price was 5.5 percent more than the assessed value.