By Roxanne Brown Posted Feb 11, 2019 at 6:45 AM
CLERMONT — Scott Homan remembers as a kid taking the elevator to the top of the Citrus Tower with his brother, Ben, equipping their army men with parachutes, throwing them out the windows and watching excitedly as they made their way down the 226-foot drop to the bottom.
It was easy to pull off considering their dad, Greg Homan, owned the tower.
Fast forward more than 20 years and Scott, now 31, with his wife Heather Homan, 27, are poised to take over as the tower’s new owners.
Greg, 63, said he has wanted to retire for a while to spend more time on his farm but was leery about selling the tower to “just anybody” for fear that they would give up on the constant maintenance it requires, let it go downhill or worse.
He said he’s done a lot to keep it going since he purchased it and feels it’s just time to pass the torch.