Downtown Businesses Could See Improvements

Downtown Businesses Could See Improvements

WFFT's Andrew Logsdon showed us the new housing options available in Downtown Fort Wayne but besides people, Downtown businesses could see a boost as well.
WFFT's Andrew Logsdon showed us the new housing options available in Downtown Fort Wayne but besides people, Downtown businesses could see a boost as well.

Whether they're businesses that are already inside some of those buildings being renovated or ones that have moved in because of those renovations.

Warehouse Salon has been inside Randall Building for the past 5 years.  With developments just starting on the top floors, Owner Mallory Riecke expects an uptick in business.

"You know we're already excited about it.  The scaffolding and everything going up.  It's been a little noisy but we're excited for more traffic to be down here and hopefully it'll bring more business."

Her salon and the coffee shop next door are still open during the construction.  Construction is ongoing inside the Anthony Wayne Building.

Dustin Flaugger, President of Tricore Logic, moved his company back in January expecting the high-end condominiums to draw clients.

"Right now, we were one of the first tenants in here and getting to see all of the construction, just the progress of the building, I think it's going to be awesome.  Bringing more tenants upstairs, whether it is residential or commercial."

Downtown Improvement District President Bill Brown says more could be coming.  "Those things are really really hot and it will be a direct cause and effect.  People will be living downtown and spending money downtown. "

Growth experts for Downtown Fort Wayne say they only see it going up from here.  With more and more being available, places to rent, and for businesses to go.  Downtown is definitely looking to grow.
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