Basket Manufacturer Longaberger's Is Leaving Its Basket-Shaped Headquarters Behind Now's the chance to get ahold of the ultimate collectable.

By Lindsay Friedman

entrepreneur daily

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Longaberger | Twitter
Longaberger Headquarters

Moving is stressful. Stressful enough, in some instances, it can turn relocating employees into a bunch of basket cases.

But imagine if you literally had to leave the Big Basket?

In the coming weeks, that's exactly what employees at Longaberger Co. will have to do, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Related: Market Basket's Family Feud Risks a Loss of Its Loyal Following

Fittingly for a company that has manufactured and distributed baskets for decades, Longaberger's seven-story, 180,000-square-foot Newark-based headquarters is built in the shape of a giant basket. CEO John Rochon Jr. told the outlet the decision to move on wasn't an easy one, but consolidating all employees at the company's manufacturing plant in Frazeysburg is the right decision.

The move may also have something to do with taxes, as the company has gotten behind on payments. If the delinquent taxes aren't paid off soon, it could lead to foreclosure.

Despite the $570,000 backlog, a potential deal is underway to donate the building to its city, Newark, Ohio.

Related: Business Idea Center, Basket Weaving

In the meantime, if anyone wants a really big basket building, it's possible you could have your very own with a bid worth less than $600,000.

Lindsay Friedman

Staff writer. Frequently covers franchise news and food trends.

Lindsay Friedman is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick

Related Topics

Science & Technology

These Are the Top 6 AI Threats to Your Business Right Now

The modern workforce is forever changed by artificial intelligence. If you fail to understand that we will all need to learn AI to some degree, you haven't been paying attention.

Business Ideas

55 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.

Business News

Here Are 3 Strategies Startup Founders Can Use to Approach High-Impact Disputes

The $7 billion "buy now, pay later" startup Klarna recently faced a public board spat. Here are three strategies to approach conflict within a business.

Business News

'This Can't Be True': Google Responds to Viral Hoax Claiming the Company Is Shutting Down Gmail

The fake news release started making its way around X on Thursday.

Business News

Vice Will No Longer Publish Content on Its Website, Lays Off Hundreds of Staffers

Vice Media CEO Bruce Dixon announced the news in an internal memo to employees on Thursday.

Business News

I Tested the 'Invest As You Shop' App to See If It Really Makes Investing Less Intimidating

Grifin is an app that tailors a user's investments to their spending habits. Now, the app is getting even more personal.