Continental Gin Building in Dallas Reopens as Mixed-Use Office and Retail Complex

After two years of restoration, The Continental Gin Building in Dallas has reopened as a mixed-use destination in the Deep Ellum neighborhood for the first time in the building’s 133-year history. Dallas-based real estate development company August Real Estate Co. has completed the intensive restoration of the 70,000-square-foot building. Originally built in 1888, The Continental Gin Building was once the largest cotton processing equipment manufacturing operation in the United States. Most recently, The Continental Gin Building served as a studio and loft space for Dallas-based artists. Now, The Continental Gin Building has been reimagined to offer turnkey flexible office suites of various sizes, experiential coworking, on-site craft coffee, restaurant concepts and building-wide amenities. To keep its extensive history and ties to the arts alive, the building has been revitalized to preserve its rich past while reflecting the neighborhood’s future. Inside, the 14-foot ceilings with original exposed wood beams and hardwood floors showcase some of the building’s historic structural elements, and the original freight elevator has been converted into a commemorative stairwell to guide visitors throughout its new features. Each of the building’s 12 conference rooms has been themed to honor all types of artistry, such as pottery, sculpture, photography and cartography, as an ode to the artist studios that once occupied the building. With office offerings comprising the majority of the building, tenants of The Continental Gin get to enjoy the atmosphere of a boutique hotel just by coming to work each day. Upgraded health and safety measures include hospital-grade air filtration, UV light systems, touchless fixtures in restrooms and anti-microbial surfaces. Energy-efficient upgrades include solar panels on the roof and a front canopy that will contribute to the building’s LEED Silver Certification. Expecting trends developed by professionals during the work-from-home era of COVID-19 to stay for the foreseeable future, The Continental Gin has an indoor-outdoor build, is dog-friendly across all floors, and has showers included in the restrooms on all three floors for tenants who prefer to walk or bike to the office.