The 18,438 square foot, two-story office building located at 2162 Lawrence Street just hit the market for sale at $5.9M. The building is designated as an historical landmark building due to its former life as a factory for The Savage Candy Company.
According to the history books, The Nathan W. Savage Candy Company was founded in Pueblo, Colorado before they moved operations to the corner of 23rd and Welton to function as retail and wholesale establishment. Not long after, the wholesale portion of the business became so successful that Mr. Savage decided to discontinue the retail portion of the business and focus on wholesale manufacturing exclusively. As a result, 2162 Lawrence Street was purchased in 1908 where a team of 65 employees produced goodies of all kinds, from children's penny candies to the finest chocolate packages.
We couldn't find an exact date for when the factory ceased operations, but we hope they had a long successful reign and went out of business on their own terms. The building received a full gut rehab in 1995 for use by Sobriety House, an institution "dedicated to the resurrection and renewal of lives gone shabby and dissolute"
Considering the site is zoned CMX-8, a wide variety of retail uses such as a gym or restaurant could occupy the building. However, due to the historical landmark designation, its highly unlikely we'll see any additional floors or roof deck added like what's on the way at 21st and Larimer 1 block to the North.
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