Start your Story at 725-729 Wood Street

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Tomorrow I will be holding an open house for this beautiful commercial building from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.  Anyone is welcome to come, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, anyone who would like to come must register through the showing's Facebook Event.  This space is an amazing, open office plan with versatile capabilities.  Its history and story are inspiring & makes it an exciting space to further your own story.  

This space, located at 729 Wood Street, is located less than three miles from the fully leased Bakery Square and within walking distance to the Wilkinsburg Train Station and Regent Square neighborhoods, all of which will bring in street traffic & get your business' name out there without much effort.  The Lohr Building provides workers with unique office space featuring 11 to 13-foot high ceilings, arched windows that offer abundant natural light, ample parking, and rents that are roughly one-third of East Liberty’s prices. 

The signature arched windows of the three-story Lohr Building have overlooked the intersection of Wood Street and South Avenue since the city's horse-and-buggy days, long reflecting the changing face of Wilkinsburg. At various stages of its life, it has served as the home of Wilkinsburg’s first tailor, its first local newspaper, and the first home of the Second United Methodist Church. Many residents remember it as the storefront of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. during the 1950s. Now, thanks to the extensive, $2.5-million renovation through the Westside Community Development Corporation, the Lohr is ready for its next incarnation as a premier location for mixed-use businesses. In addition to the WCDC, the building is already home to local favorite Nancy’s Revival diner. Still available for lease are the 2,350-square-foot, one-story storefront facing South Avenue and the 2nd and 3rd floor flexible, mixed-use commercial space totaling more than 6,000 square feet.  This building is ready for the next part of its story.  

Last spring, the WCDC relocated its headquarters to the historic Lohr Building’s first floor, becoming the first official tenant to occupy the newly renovated 130+-year-old structure while work continued on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The symbolic move coincides with the WCDC’s 10 year anniversary, which it will celebrate this year by readying two significant multi-million projects to completion, including the revival of the Wilkinsburg Train Station. Together, both buildings are the start of the new face of Wilkinsburg. 
 
“Now that all floors of the Lohr Building are complete -- we’re doubling down on efforts to leverage the unique floor plan which specifically allows for a company to have their own, private, social-distance friendly space,” said WCDC executive director Tracey Evans. “As trends show that remote workers no longer want to waste time commuting to downtowns, especially to high rise environments, small, COVID-friendly neighborhood micro-offices are the new trend,”  

“We’ve worked tirelessly to initiate these strategic, historic renovation projects that will spur private investments by providing anchor commercial properties that connect new tenants with existing and new Wilkinsburg business owners,” Evans continues.

Masks are required to enter.  Please go to my Facebook page to join the event, the link is down below or you can see it pinned on the Sepi Miller Luxury Homes Facebook page. 

Have a good day!

Sepi Miller

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