It’s been two years since the Yankee Trader novelty and party supply store closed their doors Downtown, but work has recently begun on bringing the space back to life. TRIAD Architects and Henry Price Investments are redeveloping the empty building located at 465 North High Street into a new mixed-use purpose.
The ground floor is being developed for a restaurant, the second floor will house office space for TRIAD, and floors three through five will feature a mix of one-to-two bedroom apartments that range from 600 square feet to 1,700 square feet.
“There will be a total of 11 loft style apartments available with views overlooking either the North Market or the Columbus Convention Center,” said Zach Price, Principal at TRIAD Architects. ”All of the apartments will have restored hardwood floors, baseboards and windows, concealed mechanical ductwork and covered lighting, stainless appliances and quartz or granite countertops. The two story unit will include a historical wood staircase and baluster connecting the two floors.”
The building dates back to 1908, and Price believes that few improvements have been made since then. Plans have been made to add new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, staircases and elevator systems to the building to bring them up to modern standards. Apartment tenants would have no on-site parking available, but TRIAD is working to secure parking in the nearby Vine Street parking garage.
Construction is already under way on the ground floor commercial space, which will be home to the second Columbus location for Hudson, Ohio-based Flip Side gourmet burger restaurant.
“We are currently renovating and building new infrastructure to support their space,” said Price. “Flip Side may start their build out as early as February.”
He anticipates that the apartments, restaurant and office space will all come online by Summer 2013.