The City Council in Fort Payne has decided to purchase the old Sara Lee plant for $1.2-million and hopes to attract a new industry for the 353,000 square foot plant. The deal also includes 53 acres of land that is located only about a mile from the new I-59 interchange now under construction. Earlier, an industry had made plans to acquire the building and Sara Lee suddenly jumped the price another $800-thousand. The plant then re-located to another state.