Talks begin with ‘premier restaurateurs’ to fill vacant Youngstown Club space
The president of Ohio One Corp., which owns the Commerce Building downtown, said he envisions the former Youngstown Club as a banquet center and meeting facility.
Located at 201 E. Commerce St., near City Centre One, or the PNC Bank building as it is referred to, the Commerce Building’s fourth and fifth floors are now vacant, after dwindling revenues forced the 110 year-old Youngstown Club to close Jan. 1.
“We’re just the landlord. I’m not telling the professionals what they should operate as, I’m going to let them tell me,” said Richard Mills, president of Ohio One Corp., which owns several other buildings in the city’s downtown.
But given the available 19,000 square feet of space, with the main dining and grill rooms on the fifth floor and offices and meeting rooms on the fourth, Mills said he has been in discussions with the region’s “premier restaurateurs and banquet operators,” declining to name specific parties.
He has also enlisted the help of a commercial Realtor and as of Friday he was pleased with his search for a new tenant.
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