Media Advisory - Old Fire Station SOLD

MEDIA ADVISORY
Old Fire Station Gets New Life

February 10, 2020 (CONVERSE, TX) The City of Converse Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is proud to announce that recently retired Fire Station 1, located at 109 Station Street, has sold to a local Converse business. North East Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, a third-generation business, will be utilizing both buildings and six truck bays. Since 1971, North East Air has been located in Converse and committed to serving the greater San Antonio community.
 
North East Air has been a loyal Converse business and has continually been active with the EDC through a program called Business Retention and Expansion (BRE). The EDC utilizes this program to learn about the health of our businesses, their future plans, and current challenges. The EDC program is an effort to make sure our local businesses grow successfully, create investment and jobs in Converse.

Because of the relationship, the owners of North East Air contacted the EDC to inquire about the long-term plans for the EDC-owned old fire station.  Their business is growing rapidly and they were looking for a substantially larger facility. A few conversations and tours later, North East Air submitted an offer on the old fire station. This is a prime example of why the Converse EDC continually builds relationships with local businesses.

Linda McClain, Owner of North East Air shared with delight, “Converse has been home to our business for five decades and it would have broken our hearts to have had to expand elsewhere. Luckily, we knew there was a great option a few blocks away giving us expanded opportunity. We are honored to breathe new life into a very important Converse facility.”

The Converse EDC actively promotes the City for business and investment opportunities. The community, growing exponentially, is an untapped market for retail, restaurant, hospitality, and commercial developments. Find out more on Converse’s at www.ChooseConverse.com

 Media Contact: 
Jimsi Kuborn, Executive Director
City of Converse Economic Development Corporation
Jkuborn@converseedc.com  PH # 210.659.9163

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