Empire Improvement Building

Empire Improvement Building

Cleveland, OH

The Empire Improvement Building was constructed in 1913 as a clothing warehouse and retail outlet, and was a prominent establishment in the Superior Avenue Garment District of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1919, two stories were added to the original three-story building. An extensive rehabilitation completed in Febru­ary 2018 transformed the historic building into a stunning, state-of-the-art office space, which is now home to GBX’s new headquarters. Featuring exposed interior brick walls and high ceilings, the restoration maintains the historic integrity of the building while offering a contemporary style with large windows, glass doors, and hand-painted murals. The rehabilitation was made possible us­ing federal and state historic tax credits, a Historic Preservation Easement, and other incentives.