From a salmon pink exterior to salmon on the menu, the former Winfield Manor retail building is headed from dilapidated to gentrified.
A couple of blocks from the more visible downtown upgrades on Main Street and Charleston Boulevard, this project offers potential tenants the prime advantage of a location in the heart of the monthly First Friday festival celebrations and the ability to stretch out in a healthy-sized work space.
The current design concept, created by well respected local architects KME, has dubbed the building The Boulevard and is being pitched for a restaurant anchor to take over 8,500-square-foot first floor. Work is already well advanced on gutting the lower level.
The entire lot measures 30,000-square-feet, with adjacent parking. Built in 1954 and bought by California-based Proview Series 21 LLC in 2013, their plans for the top floor include residential apartments.
Previous to becoming a vacant shell, Winfield Manor was the neighborhood focal point for members of Alcoholic Anonymous, featuring The Turning Point cafe staffed by attendees and providing work and meals for the needy and homeless.
No tenant or completion timetable for The Boulevard has been announced, but a rumor of an ethnic restaurant with an adjoining market was floated earlier in the year.