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Hand Trading Co. building ready for new occupants

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Bringing new life to an old building could lead to economic development in downtown Pelham.

The old Hand Trading Company Building is ready for new occupants after millions in renovations.

Construction on the original building was finished in 1916.

The Joint Development Authority of Mitchell County and Pelham decided to restore it.  There is already a restaurant and doctor's office occupying some of the nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of space.

"The second floor will still be good for retail space, and it would be good for law offices or a call center," said James Eubanks, Mayor Pro-Tem.

City leaders may get experts at the University of Georgia to study how they could best market the empty space.

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