Big changes are ahead for an acre and a half section of the Milpas Street corridor.
“We are limited to what we have here,” said Alan Bleecker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Hardware. “Our buildings are falling apart so it’s perfect timing to be able to do this development on our property and provide much needed housing for the community.”
Capitol Hardware, the go-to business for 53 years for remodels and new and custom home projects, is moving from its 711 N. Milpas Street location to a larger site on the 400 block of Salsipuedes Street off Richardson Avenue that formerly housed Sonos.
Architectural renderings posted inside the shop show what will go up in its place: A four story, mixed use development that will house 73 market rate apartments and commercial space on the ground floor.
“We’re really excited about the property,” Bleecker said. “It’s much larger and we’re across the street from a winery and a brewery. It’s just a really vibrant community where the businesses there love doing business.”
The move entails leaving two, single-story buildings that make up roughly 8,000 square feet to a 15,000 square foot site that sits between Haley and Gutierrez.
“Some people call this the new Funk zone but it really isn’t,” Bleecker said. “There’s no identity to it other than the fact that there’s just a lot of really cool businesses there, a lot of them have to do with construction and the trades.”
Bleecker anticipates Capitol Hardware will move into its new digs by August or September of this year, if all goes as planned.