As the news of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s (RSIR) plans to consolidate their two Bainbridge Island offices into a new location at the Old Hardware Store in Winslow continues to spread, it has received much attention and excitement from the local community. This morning, it was featured in the Bainbridge Island Review, in a print article entitled “Realogics Sothebys to revive old hardware store” that described the history of the location, RSIR and Bruciato’s “living room” plans, and a vision for the future of Bainbridge Island.
In the article, Jessica Shelton describes the familiar image of Don Beemer who would “’roll the sidewalk out’ in front of Holger’s Hardware” every morning after “rubbing elbows” with the men of the town. After sitting vacant for over four years, RSIR and Bruciato signed long-term leases to share the space. As Shelton writes, “RSIR and Bruciato will have separate spaces, but they’ll also have a shared space. Architect Dana Webber has been working for months to create a community living room that will function as both a reception for the real estate brokerage and an expanded lounge for patrons of the restaurant.”
“Very exciting news!” said Bainbridge Island Office Manager Marliyn Turner of the feature. “We are growing and here to stay that’s for sure. I cannot wait to see those flags up and breathe new life into the Old Hardware Store location!”
Shelton also makes note of RSIR’s “Connoisseurs of Life Showroom” in Kirkland, where the boutique real estate brokerage partnered up with DeLille Cellars to create Maison DeLille, a wine lounge, at its storefront. Of the preliminary plans for Winslow Way, Shelton says there will be “a fireside library, an integrated showcase of properties and an art gallery” in order to create a community “living room” and accommodate RSIR events including food, wine and real estate pairings.
Want to know more about the new office location? Read the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Press Release >