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Tenants plan for July move-in at new Erie development

The building’s rendering depicts what the new downtown mixed-use space will look like.

Construction on a multitenant mixed-use development in Erie will finish this month with tenants moving in by the end of the month.

The development by Bruce Wolski of Wolski Building & Development at 615 Briggs St. will bring a mixture of new retail, restaurant and office tenants to Erie’s historic downtown. Victoria Meyer and her husband Hugo Meyer own and manage the two-story, 8,200-square-foot property under 615 Briggs Street LLC. She is handling leasing at the property as well. Occupying 3,061 sf, the couple’s business, Piripi Restaurant, is one of the four secured tenants at the property.

The other secured tenants include Wurth Chiropractic with 1,476 sf, All About Electric with 265 sf and Woodward Barbers with 983 sf. There are two more spaces available, one at 930 sf and one at 1,057 sf.

According to Victoria Meyer, there is little to no retail or office space available in downtown, so this property will bring much needed tenant space to Erie.

“Erie’s downtown is very intimate; it’s really only two blocks, and there’s just a few scattered restaurants, a coffee shop and an office here and there. Residents want more places to go,” she said. “If you’re in Erie, you have to drive 20 minutes to get to a majority of restaurants or 30 minutes to get a haircut, so I think all of the services that we’re bringing downtown are going to be very desirable.”

The Class A building features a brick façade, second story walk-out patios, an atrium with a skylight, common restrooms and a tenant parking lot. It sits in the heart of downtown on the same block as some of Erie’s most-attended attractions, including the Thursday evening Farmers’ Market and Erie’s Concert in the Park series.

Construction on the building is set to finish July 10. Victoria Meyer said the original completion date was scheduled for April, but due to COVID-19, there was a slowdown in productivity. All the secured tenants, except for Woodward Barbers, which signed a lease agreement in mid-June, will move in and be operational by the end of July.

Published in the July 1-14, 2020, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…