No visit to historic Galveston would be complete without a stop at Old Galveston Square. Originally built in 1859, this legendary building has become one of the premier shopping destinations in The Strand National Historic District.
This three-story building features over 60,000 square feet of prime Galveston commercial real estate. The more than 20,000 square feet on the first floor are dedicated to storefronts for some of Galveston’s finest retail establishments, including the Emboldened Elegance Boutique, Santa Fe Trail Jewelry, The Admiralty, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Head to Footsies, and Buster’s Old Time Photos. The second and third floors have office spaces available that are perfect for any thriving business, as well as a new full-service restaurant, Pelican Joe’s, featuring a full bar, BBQ and Crabs.
The building is currently owned by the Mitchell Family and is part of the many Galveston commercial buildings that are operated by Mitchell Historic Properties.
In September of 2008, The Strand District in historic Galveston was devastated by Hurricane Ike. Widespread flooding along with damage from high winds left many of Galveston’s legendary structures in need of significant repairs.
Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) stepped in and invested millions of dollars into the cleanup efforts for many of these beautiful buildings, including Old Galveston Square. The first step to restore this classic structure was to repair the floors and walls on the first floor.
Once the first floor was back up and operational, MHP set their sights on renovating the second and third floors into some of the finest office spaces in Galveston. With office and retail spaces ranging in size from approximately 1,000 square feet to well over 4,500, Old Galveston Square can accommodate businesses of all shapes and sizes.
The many amenities of Old Galveston Square include 24-hour availability and it is located on the trolley route. There is also a spacious Atrium, as well as a balcony, which overlooks the Strand. Numerous windows and skylights allow ample Texas sunshine to brighten up the interior. This building even features separate storage units for its tenants.
With its convenient corner near Strand and 23rd streets, Old Galveston Square is within easy walking distance of the entire Strand District. This makes it the optimal location for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Old Galveston Square has once again become a vibrant and thriving community location and is an iconic representative of that true Texas spirit.
If you are interested in occupying one of the best Galveston commercial leasing options available, then contact Mitchell Historic Properties today and make your thriving business a part of the legacy of Old Galveston Square.
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Property Type: Venues