Renovation set for former Cain's Coffee bulidingPublished: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 By: Steve Lackmeyer Source: NewsOK
A full renovation is starting up on the one-time downtown home of Cain’s Coffee with plans including conversion of the upper floors into offices and hopes of attracting a ground-floor restaurant.
Tenants will include HGL Construction, which bought the five-story, 50,000-square-foot building at 1 NW 12 in 2016. In the early 1990s, the building was abandoned and blighted and threatened with demolition. The building underwent some repairs by prior owner Stan Engle, who used it for his Christian nonprofit, The Lifehouse, until he sold it to HGL Construction for $3.3 million.
Renovation of the 100-year-old building will allow it to be fully occupied for the first time in a half-century.
Josh Kunkel, owner of Tulsa-based Method Architecture, said HDL Construction will be both the developer and contractor and will occupy the second floor and “at least” half of the first floor and possibly the building’s basement.