Wonder Bread Factory Signs Jones Lang LaSalle to Lease Remaining Office Space – Retail Space Still to be Leased as Well

641 S Street, NW

From a press release:

Douglas Development is pleased to announce the selection of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) to lease the remaining 53,108 square feet of office space in the former Wonder Bread building, located at 641 S Street NW. Currently under construction, the building will deliver in the 1st quarter of 2013.

WorkSpaces, LLC, an office space and furniture consultancy, committed in March 2012 to become a tenant in the building, pre-leasing 20,817 square feet of office space on the third floor. JLL has been hired to lease the remaining office space.

The renovated Wonder Bread Factory building will feature loft-like office space, with industrial-style skylights and high ceilings, giving the building modern touches with a historical façade and feel. The renovated building will also feature 16,859 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, to be leased by Douglas Development.

Here’s what a reader saw inside the building back in 2009.

October 2012

13 Comment

  • Jones Lang LaSalle will broker the leasing, not actually lease space in the building…

  • Is the entire ground floor for retail? I thought the whole thing was going to be an office space, so that would be a welcome development. Hopefully Douglas will actually rent it out, unlike their space at 7th/Georgia and Florida which still remains strangely unfilled.

    In related news, the building next door is looking really nice.

  • Drove by it today – that facade is d*mn ugly. Why didn’t they just knock it down? This thing is gonna be a huge eyesore.

  • In the 1960s, I’d ride along with my folks when they’d pick up day-old bread at the Wonder discount store here. On the way home, I’d be surrounded by 10 paper shopping bags full of bread. I’d get a kiddie high off of the aroma. My dad would toss most of it into our chest freezer. Our family of 9 would devour it in a couple of weeks. I imagine that it helped keep costs down. My dad would jokingly refer to it as “used bread”.

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