Back from the ashes

Prime downtown location offers three levels of versatile office space

A newly revitalized historic building in the heart of downtown Lancaster is now home to the city’s newest prime office space.
Just steps from Central Market, at 33-35 N. Market St., the Victorian-era building was renovated along with the recently reopened Lancaster Dispensing Company after a devastating fire in 2017. It now offers three floors of customizable work space.
With the first of the three floors nearing completion, the building is ready to welcome tenants who want to take advantage of its historic charm, attractive downtown location and flexible floor plans.
“This space has everything — the ability to optimize with the newest technology and security, while maintaining the historic features that draw business and consumers to downtown Lancaster,” says developer Ed Drogaris of Drogaris Companies.
Among its updated features are a private lobby and entrance, secure key fob access and an elevator that opens directly into each suite.
“Multi-level office space provides the opportunity for future growth, and while being nestled in a quiet corner of the Central Business District, the building receives heavy foot traffic with DipCo on the first floor and Central Market located 10 feet outside of the front door,” Drogaris says.
The Market Street building features an abundance of natural light, with walls of windows on each floor offering scenic views of Central Market and its brick alley to the south and the Prince Street skyline to the west.
Each floor is approximately 1,800 square feet and offers a blank canvas of fully customizable space that tenants can tailor to their personal needs — whether they prefer an open-concept design or private office spaces.
The space is a great fit for many types of businesses or even satellite offices, and it’s especially suitable for client-oriented businesses.
“The beautiful character of the space combined with the opportunity to fully customize is an impactful way to impress clients while making a huge brand splash,” Drogaris says. “There is no better location for showcasing the growth and energy of downtown Lancaster.”
All spaces include touches of the building’s historic character, like refinished hardwood floors and, in the case of the fourth floor, unique plaster walls and exposed beams.
Each floor also includes a host of modern amenities, including two ADA-compliant restrooms, a fully finished kitchenette with dishwasher, a new HVAC system with gas heat and electric central air, a 200-amp electric panel and operable thermopane windows.

Additionally, ample parking is available in a public lot directly in front of the building and in numerous public parking garages within half a block.
Fourth-floor tenants will have the option of finishing out a fifth-floor mezzanine level that includes an additional 500 square feet and the potential for a rooftop terrace – creating a truly unique space with spectacular views of the city.
A single tenant in need of additional space can also opt to combine multiple floors, for a total of anywhere from about 3,500 to 5,800 square feet.
Tenants will receive an allowance to fully customize their space in terms of layout and finishes.
In addition to the unique spaces themselves, the Market Street building offers the convenience and vitality of the downtown area right outside its door, with restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, government buildings and green spaces just a few steps away.
It’s a benefit Drogaris understood first hand when the building served as headquarters for his own business.
“I always enjoyed being in such a centralized location and the ability to step out for a quick bite to eat at any one of the neighboring restaurants,” he says. “There’s a real energy to being in the heart of downtown, especially having Central Market right next door and being so close to the square.”
For Drogaris Companies, the Market Street building is the latest in a series of projects that have creatively repurposed the city’s historic buildings. Others include the luxury condos at the Lancaster Press Building, and mixed-use developments at Liberty North and 425 N. Prince St.
The office space is listed by downtown Broker, PPM Real Estate, Inc. For more information, contact Corinn Kirchner at 717-394-3374 or Corinn@ppmproperties.com.