Salt Lake City Zim’s building getting a new life
Published: August 17, 2014 11:25AM
Updated: August 17, 2014 11:24AM
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Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune The Zim's building at 150 S. Main St., one of Salt Lake City's oldest commercial buildings, originally opened in 1896, is being renovated.

The building at 150 S. Main is known to many old-timers as the former headquarters of Zim’s hobby and craft store. Now the 1896 structure, originally home to a buggy and farm equipment store, is getting a makeover.

The building’s facade will get a face-lift and the interior will be transformed into a multi-tenant office building, according to developer Soren Simonsen, president of Impact Hub. His design team is preserving many original features of the five-story, 58,000-square-foot building, including its historic atrium and mezzanine.

“Historic buildings have many benefits,” Simonsen said, “including cultural, environmental and economic — and this project embodies all of those.”