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New Brick Historic Lofts to cut the ribbon March 20

South Boston News
SoVaNow.com / March 07, 2014
Rehab Development, a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based developer specializing in downtown Main Street revitalization, historic preservation and successful public/private partnership formation, has completed construction on New Brick Historic Lofts in South Boston, a project that included both state and federal historic tax credits.

Rehab Development is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting and open house celebration, which will include tours of the lofts, on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To attend individuals must RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Located at 701 Jefferson Avenue, New Brick Historic Lofts afford premier residential spaces in the heart of downtown South Boston. During construction, state of the art green building techniques were incorporated to provide a desirable environment for residents. The building features twenty seven apartments for lease, fourteen of which are spacious two bedrooms, two bath townhouse lofts. The remaining thirteen units are beautiful one bedroom, one to one and a half bath flats.

"This project was a lot of fun. We believe the effort of the entire project team, at every level, shines through when you walk through this building," said Patrick Reilly, Principal at Rehab Development. "The original constructors of this building should be commended for their fine work all those years ago, as well as the Town of South Boston's leadership for their vision and support. We look forward to continuing to work on buildings in the area and helping preserve more of the incredible architectural history of Halifax County."

New Brick Historic Lofts amenities include: large windows in all units, loft designs that take advantage of the 17 plus foot ceilings, original exposed wooden truss system, beautiful hardwood floors, exposed historic brick, high ceilings with dropped ceiling fans, granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplashes, energy efficient stainless steel appliances, energy efficient heating/air units, washer/dryer hookups in all units, extra locked storage space, gym, community laundry room and more!

Tobacco was an integral part of the southern Virginia economy from the late-nineteenth century through the mid-to-late twentieth century. New Brick Historic Lofts is one of the only remaining tobacco warehouses in Halifax County. The building is typical of tobacco warehouses and auction houses of the time, which were utilitarian structures, unfinished in the interior, but with many skylights to provide enough light for buyers to inspect the tobacco. New Brick Historic Lofts were recently restored by Rehab Builders, Inc., a Winston-Salem, N.C. based design-build contractor specializing in the rehabilitation of historically significant buildings.

New Brick Historic Lofts are now leasing. Any person who signs a 14-month lease before March 31, 2014, will receive half off their first month's rent. More information about the lofts can be found at http://www.newbrickhistoriclofts.com. For leasing information, please call 434-352-1180 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Have you, a family member or a friend of yours ever worked in the New Brick Warehouse? If so, do you have old photographs? The developers are looking for historic photographs of the building and individuals working in the building. New Brick Historic Lofts hopes to honor the history of the building by creating a "history wall" in the newly renovated building. Select photos will be scanned, framed and displayed. Photos can be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mailed to: New Brick Historic Lofts, 401 East 4th ST, STE 201, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101.

About Rehab Development
Rehab Development, Inc. is a design-build development company highly skilled and experienced in the disciplines of downtown Main Street revitalization, historic preservation and successful public/private partnership formation. Our goal is to help bring quality downtown living and economic revitalization back to traditional Main Street America. By partnering with our brother & sister companies, Rehab Builders and Rehab Engineering, we are able to streamline the development process and perform 100% turn-key projects. Based in Winston-Salem North Carolina, our firm focuses on assisting Main Street revitalization efforts all over NC, SC, and VA. For more information see http://www.rehab-development.com.

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