You’ve probably seen the building at 3300 W. Broad Street in Scott’s Addition, adorned with a giant mural of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. While Sanders’ election hopes faded, there’s new hope for the vacant building as a unique space targeted to creative professionals.
Richmond BizSense has the skinny:
The former Sea Dream Leather building at 3300 W. Broad St. has caught the attention of Highpoint Collective, a local group looking to keep artists and small businesses from being priced out of the neighborhood.
The team, made up of business owner David Morrison, taxidermist Robert Olsen and jeweler Claire Accardo, looks to turn the building into a dedicated workspace for creative industry professionals. They are readying the roughly 17,000-square-foot space for a $1.6 million overhaul, and hope to start upfitting the space in six to eight weeks, pending city permit approvals.