Another building will be looking different on South Pennsylvania Avenue as City Cribs LLC purchased the former Art Tech location and RSVP will be one of the tenants. This is the third building that City Cribs LLC has purchased in the last year to redevelop in downtown Greensburg.
“We’ve very excited to be a part of the downtown turn around,” said Mike Ward, partner in City Cribs LLC. “The business community are rallying behind the progress of not only our projects but the other exciting developments in Greensburg.”
135 South Pennsylvania Avenue was built in 1960 and housed Greensburg Photo Supply until the early 90s before the Morreo family purchased the building in 1994 to open Art Tech. The popular art store was open for 20 years before closing in 2015 so the family could open the Creative Art Store. Cecilia & Diana Morreo decided to retire, look forward to other adventures in their life and searched for the right people to purchase the building.
“We’re are excited for the City of Greensburg & the local businesses opening in the downtown shopping district,” said Felix Morreo. “City Cribs LLC has been doing a great job to promote and highlight the town. We’re glad to see them purchase the building and continue with their mission. We wish them the best.”
City Cribs LLC has big plans for the 5000 sqft building, including redoing the entire facade, gutting the entire building and making it a destination location for the future tenants.
“City Cribs is happy to be a part of the recent excitement and proud to offer quality commercial spaces for these top notch businesses,” said Tim Zontek, partner in City Cribs LLC.
RSVP, which recently announced new ownership by Elizabeth Snowman and Suzanne Ward, is the anchor tenant in the building and will be working hard to open for the fall of 2020. They are currently working on the improvements of their primary location, at 5024 Rt 30, as they prepare to launch their 2nd location.
“We’re looking forward to opening a second location on South Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Snowman. “I think RSVP will be an asset to the already wonderful businesses downtown. We’re excited to be a part of the community and join forces to work with everyone.”
There will be more announcements for the other tenants soon. They are also working on their 39 North Main Street project with Do Wood Fired Pizza Craft House, which was announced earlier this year. That project includes Do Wood utilizing the basement, first and second floors for their restaurant and is scheduled to open in the late Fall this year.
“It’s become emotional in these projects,” said Suzanne Ward, owner of Financially Leading Women which is a partner in City Cribs LLC. “I’m having fun, using my experience of working with many businesses through the years in the financial industry and being able to guide these new businesses in the process of opening their new spaces.”
City Cribs LLC has kept close communication with the City during their projects and sale process of their buildings which has led them to a cooperative relationship. Their 136 South Pennsylvania Avenue building is finishing up construction and last touches, with the 3 commercial spaces, Wight Elephant Boutique, Downtown Greensburg Project and The Trendy Bunny being completed and open to the public. They will be hosting an Open House on Saturday March 14 from 10am-12pm for the 10 available apartments on the second and third floor.
City Cribs LLC plans to have other projects in the City of Greensburg in the future, once their current buildings are complete.