A stroll around downtown Huntsville’s historic square showcases how much the area has evolved over the last decade. Shops are opening that offer everything from casual dining to high-end wines and artisan gifts. On any given day, business lunches, family outings, date nights, outdoor games, art exhibits, events, and shopping all converge around the city’s center.
Watching the neighborhood adapt to the needs of its residents is always exciting. Recently, Crunkleton took part in redeveloping 123-125 North Side Square. Now called the Corner Office, the property houses several office users, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, and Jimmy John’s. The building also benefitted from a major facelift that added striking paint colors, balconies, and a renovated lobby with a digital directory, among other improvements.
Now, another nearby property will experience renovations and add more retail and modern office space to the square. 107 North Side Square will be transformed by a local owner/developer into a space desirable to restaurants, office users, and retail that Crunkleton will lease.
Crunkleton will be handling the LEASING for the property and working with the local owner/developer who is handling the redevelopment portion of the project.Here are some updates you can expect:
Exterior improvements will be made to enhance the historic beauty of the property.
A new lobby will be added, complete with an elevator that travels to the basement and second floor.
An outdoor deck will be introduced to the first and second floors that will overlook the coming 106 Jefferson Curio by Hilton Hotel.
“The basement space will be perfect for any restaurant that wants a unique vibe in a great location,” said Anusha Alapati Davis, Crunkleton Retail Broker. “Future guests of the hotel will be able to walk over from across the street. We hope to find a concept that adds more diversity to the downtown dining scene with cuisine that the public has been asking for.”
Crunkleton Vice President Eric St. John, CCIM, says that the redevelopment of 107 North Side Square is also a great opportunity for office tenants.
“Downtown offers many amenities that office users look for like easy access, plenty of parking, and nearby restaurants, retail, and entertainment,” said Eric. “107 North Side Square is within walking distance of all of this, including the Clinton Avenue parking deck and coming Greene Street parking deck. Plus, the 106 Jefferson hotel will offer a place for out-of-town business clients to stay should they need to visit. Once the property is updated, it will be a sought-after Class-A space with modern features.”
If you traveled down Pratt Avenue near earlier this year, you may have noticed one of the street’s older properties begin to change. What was once a beige building with red awnings and no windows has been transformed into a modern office space that houses Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate’s eleven full-time employees!
“Environmental, economic, and social sustainability—those are the pillars of our company,” shared Candace Stough, co-owner of The Foundry Coffee Roasting Company. Have you ever considered the many skilled hands it takes to make your morning coffee? From the farmers to roasters and baristas, it takes a village to create each pour. The Foundry will bring sustainable coffee practices, products, education, and more to the Huntsville area that will have a global impact.