Originally People’s Laundry more than 50 years ago, the historic building has since been home to many businesses over the years including an information technology firm as well as several coffee shops. The anchor tenant closed its doors in March 2017, leaving the space empty in an otherwise vibrant, downtown business community.
Mowery’s Special Projects group customized and renovated the space to meet the needs of each tenant, including GRIT Marketing Group, which needed space to accommodate growth plans, and Mowery Construction, which opened a satellite York office. The third tenant, Cupajoe, is a café serving coffee and teas as well as assorted baked goods.
The renovated building includes 7,500 square feet of space for GRIT, 1,250 square feet of space for Cupajoe, and another 1,250 square feet of space for Mowery. GRIT’s space features an indoor/outdoor work space, a fitness center and diverse areas for employees to work. Cupajoe’s space includes a coffee bar and a warm space for community members to gather. Mowery’s new office, located on the second floor, is designed to meet with clients and prospective clients in the York area.
Construction began in February 2017 and was finished in early July.