Shipley Do-Nuts broke ground on a new headquarters near downtown that will bring new life to the former Finger Furniture warehouse near the Gulf Freeway at Cullen Boulevard.
Shipley officials gathered with community leaders Thursday to unveil plans for a flagship 60,000-square-foot building on the site, which also was home to minor league baseball teams at Busch (Buff) Stadium from 1928 until 1961. The Houston Buffaloes were a St. Louis Cardinals minor league team beginning in 1920.
“This is our field of dreams. Where we’re standing is the very first minor league ball team ever associated with Major League Baseball,” said Shipley CEO Clifton Rutledge, celebrating an expansion that marks the company’s 85th anniversary. “We’re very proud to be here.”
The headquarters, which will consolidate four locations along North Main and serve as a training center for franchisees, is part of a 16-acre development by Houston-based Lovett Commercial in the East End. It is the only structure on the former Finger Furniture campus to be salvaged. Click to read more at www.houstonchronicle.com.