Friday, July 20, 2007

Former Bank of Cal Building Sold

Jay Yi, owner of food packaging products company Inexim, has purchased the former Bank of California building at 1011 Pacific Ave. Yi plans to move his company offices from Puyallup to the third floor of the bank building and lease the architecturally elegant lobby for ceremonial occasions such as corporate events and weddings.

The Union Bank of California moved to the historic Waddell Building at S. 15th & Commerce two years ago. The building has long been recognized as one of the most ornate in Tacoma's financial district--the columned building exterior was constructed of Wilkeson sandstone and granite and the interior is finished with walnut and Travertine masonry and decorative plaster.

While the building is one of the most notable downtown, it's not designated an historic building. It was nominated for designation years ago, but the effort failed under opposition from the owners at that time.

More information and pictures at and The News Tribune.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see some office space be used in the middle of downtown that may have not been counted before.

    The event area is a bonus. The central room can't be beat for events downtown.