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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Soren Simonsen, left, principal architect on a project to renovate the Zim's building at 150 S. Main St., leads a tour of the renovation work in progress. Zim's, one of Salt Lake City's oldest commercial buildings, was originally opened in 1896 as a manufacturing building for carriages and farm equipment with retail sales on the ground level.
Salt Lake City Zim’s building getting a new life
First Published Aug 15 2014 01:15 pm • Last Updated Aug 17 2014 11:24 am

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.

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




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