West Tampa Cigar Factory and Land – 2111 N Albany Ave- $2,800,000
This beautiful historic West Tampa Cigar Factory is a truly unique opportunity. It opened as the original site of the Bustillo Bros & Diaz Cigar Company in 1903. The 4 story, 33,334 SF structure is the second oldest cigar factory in W. Tampa. It sits on a 1.3 acre lot which borders 3 streets. The basement has direct exterior grade level access, windows and groundwater pumps, and is dry and usable. The 3 main floors are wide open with high ceilings and beautiful exposed red brick. Currently, all floors are accessible by staircase and there is a freight only elevator which could be upgraded to a personnel lift. Previous owners made considerable investment in the structure with intent to relocate their growing business but their rapid expansion quickly required a much larger structure. From the ground up, safety and stability were paramount. They completed many structural repairs to the base pillars and added considerable structural steel. In addition, all the subfloors were removed, additional lumber and laminated beams were added, and a perfectly level sub-floor was replaced, a rarity in these older structures. The interior brick was smoothed and almost the entirety of the property was surrounded by an ornate, custom fabricated fence and gates with interval columns. A buyer has the opportunity to finish the interior to their own taste and own a rare historical gem, which is a hallmark of Tampa's rich cultural history.