Construction Update: The Avenue

Recently, we announced the addition of three new tenants that will join Church Street Purveyor at The Avenue in Downtown Huntsville—Scout & Molly’s Boutique, Soda Jerk, and Zoom Indoor Cycling. We wanted to give you a quick update on the progress of these exciting businesses coming to the Rocket City.

Scout & Molly’s construction is mostly finished and owner Lori Mullins announced via Facebook on July 27th that the shop would be opening within 30 days! We can’t wait to see the beautiful inventory that will soon be on the shelves.

Be sure to follow Scout & Molly’s Downtown Huntsville location on Facebook and Instagram to get additional updates on the opening!

Church Street Purveyor has a gorgeous space with intricate architecture and stunning details already coming together. The restaurant will offer a unique dining experience where you can take your food and wine pairings to the next level. Church Street Purveyor is scheduled to open mid to late September.

Construction at Zoom Indoor Cycling is moving along fast. It’s going to be a wonderfully built fitness space with spa-grade amenities and plenty of room for high-energy, exhilarating classes. Owners Justin and Cara Goodman said they plan to have a soft-opening in September. Be sure to join Zoom’s mailing list to lock in pre-opening rates, which will be their lowest ever! Check out Zoom Huntsville’s official website where you can subscribe to opening updates and more.

One more update:

  • Soda Jerk is a new eatery created by restaurateur Tom Sheffer that will offer quintessential American fare and a selection of craft beer, cocktails, and wines. As construction moves forward, we will continue to give updates on when you can get your hands on this delectable food made with uptown ingredients and a downtown vibe.

Remember, we still have a few spaces left! If you’re a retail business that’s interested in joining the shops at The Avenue, contact Wesley Crunkleton or Anusha Alapati to take the first steps in bringing your concept to Downtown Huntsville.

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HALEY CLEMONS
MARKETING COORDINATOR
CRUNKLETON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE GROUP
HALEY@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM

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Construction Update #2: The Garage At Clinton Row

There have been some big changes at The Garage At Clinton Row since our last construction update in June, so we decided it was about time for a follow up post!

Here’s where we’re at in the construction process:

  • Almost all the suites are fully constructed and tenants are starting to get in and put their own unique personal touches on each space with their final build out.
  • The brand new exterior siding is up in front of the store fronts and  features brick, two different textures of wood planks, and industrial inspired metal siding details.
  • All the windows, doors and even two full size roll-up garage doors have been installed in the development.

All that’s left is for the tenants to finish building out their spaces, signage to be installed and (the element I’m more excited for) the current chain-link fencing to be replaced with brand new custom, decorative, metal panels on the sides of the building!

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Looking down the breezeway toward Jefferson St.

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A sneak peek inside Elitaire Boutique’s space at The Garage.

If you’re interested having your business join Roosevelt & Company, Boutique Elitaire, Indigo Shoppe & Frios Gourmet Pops at The Garage At Clinton Row, we still have a limited amount of space left for lease in the development.  Contact Anusha Alapati for more details!

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CRUNKLETON Commercial Real EState Group
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Construction Update: The Garage At Clinton Row

We walked by The Garage At Clinton Row in Downtown Huntsville this week and couldn’t believe how far construction on the development has already come! Floors are down and walls are going up! So excited to see this development come to life over the course of this summer transform this entire area when all the shops open up this fall.

And don’t forget, we still have one space available in the development, so if you have a local/regional boutique you’re in love with and you’d like to see set up shop in Downtown Huntsville, you can let us know in the comment section below and we’ll get in contact with them!

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Could 3D printing be the future of construction in Huntsville?

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3D printing isn’t a new concept for Huntsville.  In fact, companies here in town even support NASA with 3D printers that astronauts use to create certain tools or parts they need on demand in space.  But a company based out of China has recently taken 3D printing up a few levels.  Five stories to be exact.

That’s right.  The world has just printed its first five-story building.

Welcome to the dawn of a new age where architects can design and print buildings on demand.

Architectural firms have been competing for the last several years with their designs for 3D-printed dwellings, but WinSun, a company based out of China, set out to get the job done starting last march when the company claimed to have printed 10 houses in 24 hours using proprietary 3D printing technology.

Now WinSun has set the bar for other 3D tech firms around the world and demonstrated their ability to print a 5-story apartment building and an 11,840 square foot villa complete with decorative elements inside and out.

The printer uses an extruder arm to lay down a mixture of ground construction and industrial waste, such as glass and tailings, around a base of quick drying cement mixed with a special hardening agent “much like a baker might ice a cake,” WinSun said.  The walls are printed hollow, with a zig-zagging pattern inside to provide reinforcement and to leave space for insulation.  With this technology, WinSun is able to print out large sections of a building, which are then assembled together, much like prefabricated concrete designs, to create the final building.

This process not only decreases production times by between 50 and 70 percent and drastically cuts labor costs, it also saves between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste.  In all, the printed villa cost around $161,000 to build.

Of course the million dollar question is, is it safe?

Well, according to the Chief engineer of China Construction No. 8 Engineering Bureau, Ma Rongquan, in recent press conference, “These two houses are in full compliance with the relevant national standards.  It is safe, reliable, and features a good integration of architecture and decoration.  But as there is no specific national standard for 3D printing architecture, we need to revise and improve such a standard for the future.”

But here’s the heads up for commercial real estate and developers,  the company hopes to take this same technology even further in the future setting up factories all around the world, including locations here in the United States, with the aim to print on a much larger scale.   Their planned projects include bridges and even skyscrapers.

So what could this new technology mean for commercial real estate?  Imagine the possibility of being able to create custom buildings at half the cost in half the time?

With our strong tech presence in the 3D printing community, could this be the future of construction in Huntsville?

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KADIE PANGBURN
MARKETING COORDINATOR
CRUNKLETON & ASSOCIATES
KADIE@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM