Monday, August 17, 2009

St. Vincent de Paul buys vacant Mount Washington building for $1.05M

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has purchased a vacant Mount Washington building for $1.05 million, with plans to open a thrift store this December.

The 10,000-square-foot commercial building at 2300 Beechmont Avenue, known as Corbly Station and constructed on speculation by Cole Realty Associates, has been vacant since its completion in 2008.

Last November, Cincinnati city council approved a rezoning request by Cole Realty Associates that would allow them to add a drive-through to the building, a feature that the developer said would help it attract such high-profile tenants as Starbucks, Donato's, Bruegger's Bagels, Skyline Chili, Widmer's and Little Caesar's.

Midland Retail had been marketing the up to six tenant spaces in Corbly Station since December 2006.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's current Mount Washington retail location at 2129 Beechmont Avenue likely will close.

The non-profit operates a superstore in Spring Grove Village, in addition to smaller thrift stores in Colerain Township, Evendale, Mason, and Milford.

Previous reading on BC:
Mount Washington drive-through approved, but not unanimously (11/24/08)
Rezoning for drive-through could bring tenants to Corbly Station (11/17/08)
Mount Washington rezonings seek compact, pedestrian-friendly development (9/18/08)
Beechmont and Roxbury photo update, 10/29/07 (10/31/07)
Retail space to begin soon at Beechmont and Roxbury (7/26/07)