Inventure Properties, LLC is opening a new office downtown St. Cloud. We will be located at 117 ½ 5th Ave. South in one of the area’s historic buildings.
The space, known as the Bensen Brothers Building, was built in 1891 to house John and Andrew Bensen’s thriving grocery business. In 1900, more space was added – now occupied by Brothers Bar and Grill – and was called Bensen Brothers Staple and Fancy Groceries. The following year, the Bensens added the space now occupied by Quarks Bistro on the end of the building to add hardware to their business.
Inventure Properties selected this space in downtown St. Cloud as a way to continue to demonstrate the quality and aesthetics of our development capabilities. We started this process by renovating the historic building located at 501 St. Germain Street (the old Bank of St. Cloud) and assisting tenants such as Kensington Bank and the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation to make downtown their new home. We also wanted to set an example with our own space as to how much character is in these historic buildings and encourage others to look at downtown as a viable option for office space.
“It has been a pleasure meeting new business contacts as we created our new office space,” says Douglas J. Boser, CEO and President. “In the past few years, we have invested significantly in downtown because we believe that a strong downtown is at the heart of developing a strong community.”
After founding Boser Construction and recently transferring the company to senior management, Douglas has decided to follow his dream of creating a commercial development company focusing on catalyst projects in and around the downtown St. Cloud area and the Upper Midwest region.
Inventure currently owns and manages over 16 properties with the prospect of many new, exciting developments coming in the next few years. Inventure is focused on new ground-up development, redevelopment or sale-leaseback of existing sites and buildings.
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