While the Biscuit Block got its name from being home to the Independent Biscuit Co. starting in 1926, the building was actually constructed in 1912 as a warehouse for Neilson Furniture. Until recent years, the building was still used as a furniture warehouse, but now with new owners, there is something new in store for this iconic character building.
Historic buildings with this much character are not common in Calgary; while the city has many interesting condos, lofts, and townhomes available, few of them have this sort of ambiance. Biscuit Block real estate is not slated to be just for residents; while there will be condos available for purchase, there will also be office floors and retail space available on the ground floor for shops, restaurants, and/or a pub.
The location of the Biscuit Block makes it a promising investment, whether you’re looking for commercial or residential real estate in Calgary. The building is close to the Stampede grounds, Keynote complex, and the East Village.
Work on the Biscuit Block is slated to begin in mid 2013.
Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®