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There’s a new kid in town, and her name is 101 North Queen.
Bringing new life to a building that had been vacant for almost 10 years, the new four-story mixed-use development by Zamagias Properties made its ribbon-cutting debut on November 21, on the eve of the Extraordinary Give. The timing could not have been any more fitting, as the new building and its tenants have led the way in the regeneration of this area which is so central to the community of Lancaster.
A mix of office, retail, and residential space totaling 150,000 square feet, the newly rebranded 101NQ is now home to software company Cargas Systems, fitness center I:Train Studio, as well as several street-level retailers, including Free Press, Ville + Rue, Yahi Poke, Casa Carlo, Blossom Med Spa, and Starbucks, with several more in the coming months. LNP Media Group is expected to move in during the first half of 2020.
Originally a Hess Department store which opened in 1970 and closed in 1973, the building became known as the Bulova Building, a brown brick windowless monolith in the heart of the City. Vacant since 2008, Pittsburgh based developer Zamagias Properties, who was looking for a new redevelopment project, bought the neglected building at auction in 2016.
“We looked at potential cities within a four to five-hour radius of Pittsburgh, including Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia,” said Zamagias President David Martens. “Far and away, Lancaster stood out as the one.”
“Lancaster,” said Martens, “has an energy and vibrancy unlike any other city. It hit all the buttons for us—a historic district, walkability, and an entrepreneurial culture. It is completely unique to the core.”
101NQ is the firm’s third Downtown development project (the others are Steeple View Lofts and the Keppel Building), and it may very well be its most transformative to date.
“As an outsider, we saw that with 101NQ, this is where the city is today—a really cool place,” said Martens. “We wanted to make a building to show the people of Lancaster where they’ve come to, and say, ‘wow.’ And we are doing just that.”
Keep reading to find out more about the exciting mix of retail and businesses in 101NQ and meet some of the people who made it all happen.
Opening late November! Blossom is joining 101NQ and will be offering many of their most requested medical spa services but they will also be expanding into wellness, offering holistic facials, customized skin care, lymphatic therapy, infrared and Halotherapy and beauty express services.
Stay tuned to their social media for their grand opening!
Lusk & Associates
Anne Lusk represents The Point—luxury residences on the top floors of 101NQ.
“I’m so proud and excited to represent this monumental project. The luxury of the residences at 101NQ is like no other in Lancaster. The lucky owners will feel like they are on top of the world!” – Anne Lusk
The Point at 101 North Queen offers unparalleled modern city living with clean, crisp interiors and luxury finishes that seamlessly reflect the building’s exterior elements. 15 units are planned, including a pair of two-story penthouses, ranging from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet (plus additional square feet for terraces). Private parking is located inside 101 North Queen, on the ground floor, with entry on Orange Street.
Occupancy by early 2020! Six units sold to date. Call Anne Lusk at 717.271.9339 to learn more and save your spot.
Lefevre Funk Architecture
LeFevre Funk are the architects that brought 101NQ to life.
“I have a special affinity for projects like 101NQ. It was originally built as a Hess’s department store, and I have memories of shopping there with my mom as a child. To help bring it back to life is especially gratifying.”– Steven Funk
Lefevre Funk believes that good architecture is a balance between art and science, grace and precision. Their buildings aren’t just about creating a memorable image, but also about using strategic siting and design interventions to achieve light-filled interiors with intelligent, efficient organization—in short, spaces where people want to live and work. They enjoy the process as much as the result, and delight in bringing together the big picture and the small details to create something better and more useful than the client imagined.
EdgeUP Technology is bringing autonomous living to 101NQ.
“My connection to 101NQ started with my grandfather installing the ductwork for the original Hess department store. He was a “tin knocker” with the Sheet Metal Workers Union. Our team is honored to bring cutting edge technology to this iconic building.” – Bryan Stanley, Founder, EdgeUP Technology
Since 2007, EdgeUP Technology has been bringing local expertise and cutting edge technology to homes, businesses, and now 101NQ. They provide personal connectivity to lights, shades, security, sound, and video to create an elegant experience on one simple platform. Autonomous Living illustrates technology integration into any lifestyle through professional smart automation that simply works, with no input from the user.
Henrietta Heisler Interiors
Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc. supports the condo component for Zamagias Properties at 101NQ.
“Working with the team of professionals at 101NQ, reimagining a seriously plighted building by combining retail, office, and residential spaces into one beautiful package, right here in our dynamic city, is pretty spectacular.”
The interior design team for 101NQ, Henrietta and her first-rate designers provide expert designs. If you are considering reimagining your kitchen or bath, or fully remodeling your home or office, they provide excellent service and help to create your new, beautiful, highly functional space. Design is their passion.
Find stylish furniture, accessories, and gifts, curated for the curious, in their Design Studio & Showroom.
Meet 101NQ’s Construction Manager, Warfel Construction.
“Lancaster has been our home since 1911. It’s our responsibility to ensure that we’re using our talents and expertise to help our community grow and prosper. Through partnership, collaboration, and a shared commitment to our core values, we’re excited to impact the changing landscape of our city. We are honored to have been a part of this landmark redevelopment project.”
Warfel Construction is a full-service construction company, serving clients in a variety of industries across the Mid-Atlantic region. While projects vary in size and complexity, one thing remains the same: Warfel is a trustworthy partner with a commitment to excellence and straightforward values. Their mission is simple: Clients for Life. They achieve this mission not only by the quality of work they do, but how they do it.
Benjamin Roberts Office Interiors
Benjamin Roberts is the furniture designer and provider for Cargas Systems workspace.
“It is a privilege for us to be a part of the revitalization of such an important piece of our community and history. We are grateful, not only for our partnership with Cargas and the entire 101NQ project team, but also for the positive impact this project will have on our local economy and on our Downtown Lancaster neighborhood in the years to come!”
Benjamin Roberts creates places that inspire, empower, and equip their employees, customers, and communities for success. They specialize in the design and installation of workplace furniture solutions for business clients, and provide a platform for emerging local artists to showcase their work at the Benjamin Roberts showroom on First Fridays.
Tecta Architectural Metals and Roofing
Tecta produced the metal panels that cover the building facade, replaced the roofing, and installed pavers on the terraces.
“We knew a project this challenging would require the expertise of our team to bring this project to completion on time and to the satisfaction of the designers and the local community. 101NQ is probably the best example of urban renovation we have seen in Lancaster to date.”
Tecta Architectural Metals and Roofing is a full-service commercial metal facade and roofing company with experienced project management, design, and drafting, and dedicated, professional installation crews. They are proud to live and engage locally, and to be a part of the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster.