|Published:||Jan 24, 2013 6:48 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 24, 2013 6:49 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A grand opening for an old foreclosed building. The Mid Cape Corporate Center has sat vacant for years, but it recently got a makeover.
The three story building sits near Pine Island Road and Hancock Bridge Parkway.
"A lot of people think that the large office buildings are sitting empty because of the drop in the economy a few years ago." The Mid Cape Corporate Center is no exception. The building, which has been here since 2009, fell into foreclosure.
But a new owner, Silverleaf Advisors, a real estate investment group, has taken over. Stefanie Young is with the company. She says they've renovated the building, making it energy efficient. They're looking for tenants to bring new life here and to the city of Cape Coral.
"If you need a large open area with cubicles? Or, if you need 8 smaller offices? We can make that work over there," said Young.
It comes at a time when the city's economic development office says business licenses are up 14 percent.
Right now, Silverleaf is the only company on the second floor. There are two companies on the third. One of them, is Turbine Generator Maintenance.
"We operate in seven countries but we operate from right here! And so it will be interesting to see who moves in and what kind of businesses come about," said owner Robert Davis.
"New businesses are staring to open so we hope that they'll decide to come here and make this their home!" said Young.