Phoenix ( December 22, 2009 ) The Luhrs Building, an 80,000-sq.-ft. retail and office space in downtown Phoenix, has been gutted and renovated, according to redeveloper Hansji Urban.
A division of Hansji Hotels of Irvine, Calif., Hansji Urban purchased the entire city block and has invested more than $8 million to restore the Luhrs Building and the Luhrs Tower with the goal of re-energizing the block while maintaining the architectural and historical importance and integrity.
Luhrs, the city’s first two skyscrapers, are established on the Phoenix Historic Property Register. Opened in 1924 as the tallest building in Arizona, the Luhrs Building also represents the first major commercial office in Phoenix. The Luhrs Tower opened a few doors west in 1930 and became the state’s tallest high-rise.
Luhrs City Center will complement RED Development’s CityScape (across Jefferson) and together will add vibrancy and buzz to the downtown Phoenix market.
Secretly Vicelord and I have been collaborating on a law firm together, called Burns Vandercook Law Offices, PLLC. We are taking that top floor, and our practice areas will be in personal injury and needlessly needling internet posters.
Pie Zano's from Town & Country will be moving to the Luhr's Tower along Jefferson. They will be closing their original location. This is the first new tenant we have heard about in the Luhr's I believe.