A large office building on the city's north side has a new tenant.
The Dickman Company, a Milwaukee-based commercial estate brokerage, and CORFAC International announced Wednesday, March 29, that Kirby Built Products, a New Berlin furniture making company, signed a lease to move into a roughly 116,000-square-foot industrial and office space at 901 Northview Road.
The building is across from the Waukesha County Expo Center and adjacent to the former Golden Guernsey processing plant (now Lifeway Foods).
HSA Commercial Real Estate Inc., headquartered in Chicago, bought and transformed that 12-acre site, which once housed the city's AMF bowling alley, in 2015. According to state real estate records, HSA, also listed as Waukesha Northview LLC, paid $1.4 million for the property.
HSA demolished the existing, obsolete bowling center building and redeveloped the site by constructing a multi-tenant light industrial building roughly 214,533 square feet in size. An unnamed tenant will occupy about 42,213 square feet in the building, and industrial space totaling 56,144 square feet remains available, according to The Dickman Company.
The bowling alley and the Rooters night club, an entertainment venue that featured live music from local, regional and national acts – as well as karaoke, dance lessons and poker tournaments inside the bowling alley – closed in June 2014 after 37 years of operation.
According to a news release, Roger Siegel and TJ Huenerbein of the Dickman Company brokered the deal between Kirby and Waukesha Northview.
Kirby specializes in in building outdoor recycled plastic furniture, bike racks, picnic tables and trash receptacles, according to the company's website. It was founded in 1999.