PHOTO: SUPPLIED The Exchange Building is for sale for the first time since the early 1900s.
Two substantial commercial buildings in the city’s Courtenay Quarter, have been placed on the open market for the first time in more than a century.
The two-storey building stretching from Allen to Blair streets and with an adjoining three-storey building which also spans those two streets are collectively referred to as The Exchange Building. It is tenanted by Big Thumb restaurant, and Circus Bar and galleries Ora and Kura on Allen St. On Blair St, Boston Bar, Little India and Monsoon Poon all tenant the space.
The property spans eight freehold titles with frontages on7 to 23 Allen St and 10 to 24 Blair St.
The building was built in 1905 when it was used for daily wholesale produce auctions. Horse-drawn carriages entered the warehouse buildings, offloading produce directly onto the market trading floor, later known as the Thompson Brother Building. In 1929, the buildings were destroyed by fire with the exception of the boundary walls and structural frames of both buildings.
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