By Erica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief
TRUSSVILLE – A constructing that has been empty in Trussville for a few years is getting a makeover and probably new companies.
The constructing, owned by Hairdressing corporations, is understood to many because the outdated bowling alley, Trussville Bowling Lanes. It sits between Principal Avenue and Linden Avenue and is subsequent to the Mall with Half Shell Oyster Home.
“We’re actually pleased with Half Shell Oyster Home and Nice Harvest Bread Firm and DeVita Dialysis has solely been good tenants,” mentioned Chuck Callens, the rental agent for Barber Firms. “So we’re including about 8,000 further sq. toes to the lease.”
Roughly 8,700 sq. toes of rental area shall be accessible as soon as the renovations are full. Together with the renovation of the facade, the corporate provides sidewalks and landscaping across the constructing.
The announcement comes because the City of Trussville continues its growth within the space which can add parking areas the place Linden Avenue is situated, in addition to an area on the nook of Principal Avenue and South Chalkville Street. The hope for metropolis leaders is to make downtown Trussville extra pedestrian-friendly and set up an leisure district round Ferus Artisan Ales, the downtown scene and the pavilion, in addition to different outlets and eating places which are settling within the metropolis.
Callens acknowledges the significance of the outdated constructing close to Linden.
“I keep in mind as a child my dad performed there,” he mentioned. “I used to be 4 or 5 years outdated there and I keep in mind considering it was gigantic.
After the bowling alley closed, the constructing was used for a while earlier than it turned vacant.
“It was a church that had companies, after which it was a church that offered issues like a thrift retailer,” Callens mentioned.
Whereas the area shouldn’t be “gigantic,” Callens mentioned it’s versatile.
“It’s kind of extensive open on the within, so that you would not have any columns, so it is fairly versatile,” Callen defined.
There aren’t any dedicated tenants within the constructing in the meanwhile, however Callens mentioned hairdressing corporations can provide areas as small as 1,280 sq. toes or as massive as 8,000 sq. toes.
“Trussville has been good to us,” Callens mentioned. “The Mayor, Council, Design Evaluation and the residents of Trussville are so supportive. We actually admire this.
Future tenants can you should definitely be seen in a rising metropolis with rising potential, in accordance with Barber Firms.