The former Merita Bakery located on First Avenue South has been newly named "Bakers Row", and has become a trendy mixed use development adding office, retail, and restaurant space to the booming downtown revitalization movement.Back to Projects
The original structure was built in the 1930’s and is a longstanding part of the Magic City landscape. It was the goal of the development and design teams to maintain the integrity of the eighty year old structure. Murray Building Company along with KPS Group and Walter Schoel Engineering Company joined LIV Development and Corporate Realty on this much anticipated project. The team shared the common goal of preserving the history and integrity of the building while bringing new life and purpose to the structure. As a part of this effort, the angled sawtooth windows and ceilings were left intact, the original Merita sign has been moved indoors and even outlines of tools painted on the walls of the factory have been maintained. The exposed steel roof structure and ductwork lend to the industrial feel of the space. New streetscaping and landscaping help tie the property in to the surrounding environment and add to the character of the Railroad Park area. A metal building located at the rear of the bakery now serves as covered parking.