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COMO YOU KNOW: Berry Building

Friday, March 8, 2013 | 11:12 a.m. CST; updated 7:24 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Summary

The Berry Building is a former warehouse in downtown Columbia that has been converted into a mixed-use development that includes loft apartments, retail storefronts and space for a restaurant. It is located in the area of downtown known as the North Village.

 

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History: The Berry Building was built in 1925 by grocer L.W. Berry. The building served as a wholesale grocery store and warehouse. At the time, it was near a number of other warehouses and the railroad.

When Berry died shortly after the building was constructed, the building was sold and has since operated primarily as a storage facility, with occasional retail uses. I

Present use: Wilson's Fitness opened a gym in the building's basement in December 2009.

There are 12 loft apartments on the top floor, nine one-bedroom and three two-bedroom apartments. The retail and restaurant space wasn't occupied as of mid-November 2009.

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Updated: March 8, 2013

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