Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Clyde’s Renews, Building Expands

As previously noted, Clyde’s restaurant, a mainstay in downtown Columbia for over thirty years, has renewed their lease and is planning a major renovation. According to this story by Brian Hooks in Patch, the work is slated to begin in January and “the job will take a couple months, during which the restaurant will be closed.”

Hopefully the work will be completed in time for St. Patrick's Day!

The office building housing Clyde’s is also in line for renovations from its owner, the Howard Hughes Corporation. Preliminary plans call for the 56,000 square foot building to be expanded towards the parking lot in front of the Exhibit Center. The addition will add about 30% more space.

The building was originally named the Teachers Building in honor of the Teachers Insurance company (now TIAA-CREF) which financed the early infrastructure of Columbia. It was Columbia’s first office building, constructed in 1968 and last renovated in 1992 when the Columbia Association became the major tenant.   
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