Schuylkill County Newsletter-2nd Qrt. 2012 _march_2 by bryancole10


									                                                                                                                                        2nd QTR 2012
              Schuylkill County

Providing information and resources for the area's business and commercial real estate decision makers.

     Inn Still Stands

     The Deer Lake Inn, although not always called that, has always stood next to the main highway heading north through Schuylkill County. As
     with all these old buildings, it is hard to tell exactly when it was built. In the case of the Inn, a succession of owners and local tradition hold
     it to date to 17809. Thus it would already have been a landmark in 1811, when the county was founded. The Centre Turnpike was six years
     old and was not quite complete everywhere. The turnpike has replaced the earlier road, King’s Highway, connecting Reading to Sunbury.

     Throughout its 231 year history, up to recent years, the traveling public could stop and get a meal at the inn, although it has been some
     time since wayfarers arrived by stagecoach, Conestoga Wagon or on horseback. Former owner Regnal Leibensperger, interviewed about
     the inn in 2000, said the building was not eligible to be declared a historic site because it had seen to many changes. Over the decades,
     owners have built on to it, doubling its size. The outside, now covered with vertical boards, is depicted with lateral siding in an old
     photograph. Yet, upon walking through the side entrance door, apparently not the original door, you can breath an air of antiquity.

     If the stones of the large fireplace to the right could speak, although not part of the oldest section of the building, their tales would more
     eloquently relate the happenings of decades of southern Schuylkill County than could any history book. On the second floor, the large
     room used for so long as a dining room for special occasions, the original log structure of the walls is exposed and complementary
     furnishing enhances the effect.

     “You walk up there and it takes you back to that time,” owner Pamela Scheib said of the landmark she loves. Scheib and her husband,
     Warren Jr., bought the Deer Lake Inn in fall 2006. They moved their Country Crafts store from the Fairlane Village mall to the timeworn
     building, reopening in the spring of the next year.

     Now after 15 years of business, Country Crafts will go solely online when the Scheibs close the store
     June 30 and retire to Virginia Beach, Va., where they will sell merchandise through a website. The Inn
     will be sold at auction July 11 and its future is uncertain.
Available Properties in Schuylkill County

LEASE                                LEASE                                             SALE OR LEASE
Rte. 61 Claude A Lord Blvd           Villages at Deer Lake                             1456 Rte. 61 Highway
   Fully Equipped, Including 2            50,000 SF Retail Strip                            12,450 SF Truck Terminal/
   Mechanic Pits                          5 Pad Sites                                       Warehouse/Office
   Complete with Storage Tanks and        7 Miles North of I-78                             Additional 4,800 +/- SF
   Compressor                             Fully Approved site with                          building with three drive thru
   Over 30,000 CPD                        Signalized Intersection                           service bays
   Located Along Busy Rte. 61             Fronting Rte. 61                                  4.8 Acres
                                                                                            Cross Docked Warehouse/Flex

LEASE                                LEASE                                             SALE OR LEASE
208 Rte. 183                         Losch Plaza 121 Progress Street                   Union Street
   1,850 SF Available                     Two Suites Ranging from 500 SF                    2.1 Acre Pad Site
   $9.75 SF + Utilities                   to 1,100 SF; Parking Included                     Frontage on Rte. 61
   70 on-site Parking Spaces              Multi-Tenanted Office Building,                   Right Next Door to KFC and
   Can be Divided                         Within Walking Distance to                        Dunkin Donuts
                                          County Courthouse                                 Adjacent to new Intermodal

LEASE                                LEASE                                             SALE
51 Anne Street                       1400 Laurel Blvd.                                 Deer Lake Industrial Park
    5,000 SF                              70,000 SF Total Building                          Two Lots, 5.11 and 10.58 Acres
    Drive-in Door for Warehouse           55,000 SF Available                               +/- Contiguous
    18 Parking Spaces                     10 Acre Site                                      Public Sewer/Heavy Electric
                                          Ample Parking                                     Available
                                          Right off Laurel Blvd.                            Light Industrial Land
                                     The information contained herein has been given to us by the owner of the property or other
                                     sources we deem reliable. We have no reason to doubt its accuracy, but we do not guarantee it.
                                     All information should be verified prior to purchase or lease.
              Close Proximity to Schuylkill County
                                                              SALE OR LEASE
Recently Completed Transactions                               Rte. 61 Redner’s Way
Sold     Gateway at Grings Hill Medical Office Building,          Fully Approved Retail Site
         21,000 SF                                                5.02 Acres
                                                                  Frontage on Rte. 61, Great
Leased 1055 Crossroads Blvd. 324,132 SF of Industrial             Highway Exposure
                                                                  2 Proposed Pad Sites, Both are
Sold     210 Rte. 183, Schuylkill County - 10,400 SF              4,000 SF

Leased 1107 Bern Road 6,000 SF to American Martial Arts       SALE OR LEASE
         Studio                                               30 N. 3rd Street
Leased Quest Diagnostics, 3,000 SF in Langhorne, 4,000            120,000 SF
         SF in Horsham, 2,000 SF in Philadelphia, and 2,000       5 Acres
         SF in New Jersey
                                                                  Many Recent Upgrades
Leased Reading Hospital at North Park Road, 13,760 SF             $8.00/SF
         suite 9C has a long term lease in the Reading
         Hospital Building
Leased Lehigh Clinical Research at North Reading near
         Albright, Office suite with one year lease at 1800   218 Pine Street
         12th Street,                                         Hamburg
         Richmond Corporate Center                                63,035 SF
                                                                  3,000 Lb. Elevator and Conveyor
                                                                  to Second Floor
   NAI Service Information                                        Perfect for Fabrication,
                                                                  Assembly, Bench Work or other
                                                                  Floor Based Operations
Brokerage Services
    Tenant Representation                                     SALE OR LEASE
    Site Selection                                            101 S. Centre Ave
    Lease Negotiation                                         Leesport
                                                                  24,000 SF
    Landlord Representation
                                                                  2.29 Acres
         - Office
         - Industrial                                             6,500 SF Additional Mezzanine
         - Retail
                                                                  64 on-site Parking Spaces
    Seller Representation
    Buyer Representation                                      LEASE
                                                              10 Zion Church Rd
New Projects                                                  Shoemakersville
    Development & Redevelopment                                   13,000 SF Total Building Size
    Tenant Improvements                                           1,694 SF Available Now
    Consulting Services                                           3 Suites for Lease
                                                                  2.42 Acres
    Property Sales
                                                              SALE OR LEASE
    Land Sales                                                201 S. Front Street
    Sale-Leasebacks                                           Hamburg
    Investment Grade Opportunities                                20 Acres
                                                                  1/2 mile to I-78
                                                                  New Road Construction
                                                                  Provides Direct Access to Rte. 61
                                                                  Retail/Commercial Development

       Schuylkill County 2012
          Market Report
    Schuylkill County is shaking off its coal roots to emerge as a service, technology and small business based economy. The Marcellus
    Shale boom to the north is having a very positive, albeit indirect business impact with goods, services and jobs being sought locally. The
    I-81 corridor hosts many Fortune 500 Companies who have discovered its value and solid employee base. Industrial activity favors the
    HighRidge Business Park also along this corridor. Pottsville is this market's largest city and anchors the medical system, professional
    and governmental offices and is also home to Yuengling, America's Oldest Brewery.

    The office market is dominated by healthcare and governmental agencies with few leases or sales above 5,000 SF in size. Food
    production and distribution are well anchored here. Grocery giant Wegman’s is adding a 500,000 SF, $65 million dollar addition to its
    regional distribution center which will add 219 jobs.

    Hy-Line International, LLC is completing a 36,000 SF facility for egg laying and production. Solar Innovations continues to grow in the
    Pine Grove Industrial Park. The Empire Education Group continues to invest in the area by adding 150 jobs. St. Martin America opened
    a frameless cabinet production facility in Cressona. This company also has plants in Texas and China.

    Retail construction and leasing was stable through 2011, with those locations along the Rte. 61 corridor being the highest in demand.
    Industrial development has been spearheaded by the Schuylkill County Economic Development Office which manages 12 industrial
    parks located across the county representing more than $1.2 billion in capital investment over 10 years. Residential sale volume is down
    8% from the prior year with sale prices relatively stable, down 1%. The median home price is a low $79,900 further delivering value to
    the workforce.

    Schuylkill County, with its rural character and a sparse population within its 799 square mile area, exemplifies an essential quality of
    small town America: hard working people doing their utmost to improve their quality of life. Now and again small packages produce big
    results. This is definitely true here.

    Client List

                                                            Tom McNulty

Contact Information:               Company Information
Bryan E. Cole
                                   3970 Perkiomen Avenue
                                   Suite 200
610.370.8502                       Reading, PA 19606
                                   Phone: 610.779.1400
John Buccinno            
610.370.8508              For Additional Information
Steve Willems                       Check Out:

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