Construction has begun...

The first property that I ever bought has experienced another vacancy.  It's been roughly five years since the last one so it's been a pretty good run.  However, the tenant that moved out had been there since the mid '70s.  It's required a complete gut job and a new start.

However, we've got great tenant coming in.  The Professional Fire Fighters of Spokane County Fire District 9 & 10 is our new tenant!  I'll detail more about this in an upcoming post, but thought you might like to see some of the build-out as things move along.

It's taken us longer to get started on this project than expected.  We did the initial demo back in April.  You can check out the pictures further back in this blog.

Due to the market, timelines are very tight to get contractors in for bids and then to get them back to start the work.  My clients are experiencing this problem as well.

Anyway, we're excited to have the work underway.  Stay tuned for further updates...

Demo of Vacancy

We brought in our contractor and demo'd the former Spokane Vitamin Supply space.  After 40 years, it was pretty rough.  They'd had essentially the same carpet in the space that whole time.  It had held up amazingly well, but was forest green and way past its useful life.

Gutting it allowed us to see what could be done with the space.  

It's a wide open box now.

It also had popcorn ceilings which we will have scrapped (after an asbestos test, of course!)

Going to look sharp when we get a new tenant in.

Yes, that's a whole in the wall where a non-functioning AC unit had been.

Yes, that's a whole in the wall where a non-functioning AC unit had been.

This had been covered in by a simple wall the tenant had built.  We'll either replaced it with a new door or we will block in as appropriate.

This had been covered in by a simple wall the tenant had built.  We'll either replaced it with a new door or we will block in as appropriate.