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Yelm’s historic Wolf building vacancy engendering ideas for potential tenants

Credit: City of Yelm

“Yelm’s Iconic Wolf Building Remains at a Crossroads as Owner Awaits Perfect Tenant”

  • Editor’s note: Dr. Timothy Stokes, President of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC), spoke in Yelm on January 26, 2015, about the potentials of a satellite campus here.
  • Perhaps Dr. Stokes and SPSCC would consider locating an Art Institute here? If so, the Wolf Building is a perfect, high-profile location.
  • See a 2012 newspaper story at bottom [or here] about the building’s history the last 25 years, when in 1995, Steve Craig became owner.

“On the corner of Yelm Avenue and First Street stands a vacant structural icon, the historic H.L. Wolf & Company building, which in four years will turn 100 years old. 

“The 4,800-square-foot building has stood empty amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Yelm since the Triad Theater closed last year. 

“Owner Steve Craig said there are two reasons the building remains vacant. For one, he’s looking to finish out upgrades on the building. Secondly, he said he’s waiting for the perfect tenant. 

“‘I’m very mindful of it being something that is a good fit for Yelm and the community,’ he said. ‘“I wouldn’t be excited about it being an appliance store where you buy refrigerators and stoves. I don’t know many other buildings in town that are 100 years old.’

“Whether the building’s next life is that of a pub, an arcade or something else entirely, Craig said its purpose has yet to be decided,” by Eric Rosanne, Nisqually Valley News. Read more

“Old Wolf Building getting new life”

This April 12, 2012, story by Cindy Teixeira in the Nisqually Valley News chronicles the commitment to the community that Wolfe Building owner Steve Craig has demonstrated for 25 years, when in 1995 he bought the historic structure. Read more

Posted by Steve on February 21, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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