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Houston, TX

Former Spaghetti Warehouse set for historic renovation under new ownership

JLL sells 901 Commerce St. in downtown Houston

HOUSTON, July 9, 2018 – JLL today announced the firm completed the sale of 901 Commerce St., the former Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Houston. 901 Commerce, LLC, which is backed by a local development group, purchased the property. The group plans to complete a historic renovation of the building.

According to The Downtown District, 901 Commerce St. was built in 1903 and originally served as the Desel-Boettcher Warehouse. Dallas-based Spaghetti Warehouse had occupied the building since 1974.

"We have always loved this building and jumped at the chance to acquire it," a spokesperson for the new ownership said. "We plan on working closely with the City of Houston and other stakeholders in the area to execute our vision. Our challenge will be to complete a historic renovation to a building that has a history of flooding. We believe in the property and this area, and are excited to take part in the downtown resurgence."

Situated within Houston's Market Square Historic District, the 15,072-square-foot building is prominently located at the corner of Commerce and Travis Streets near Market Square Park and the University of Houston-Downtown.

JLL's Donna Kolius, Pierce Owens and Kaylie Walker, with assistance from Michael Hassler and Todd Casper of CBRE, represented the seller, an affiliate of a real estate investment trust.

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