BAY CITY (WJRT) - UPDATE: (01/10/17) - The Times Lofts in Bay City officially opened Tuesday afternoon with a ribbon cutting from the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Some 400 guests checked out the renovated Bay City Times Building.
There are 31 lofts throughout the building.
The owners paid close attention to history and detail.
They toasted with champagne as part of the celebration.
There are still some units available, so if you're interested, check them out.
(12/19/16) - It's a new lease on life for an old building.
The former home of the Bay City Times is being transformed into downtown lofts.
An open house at the "The Times Lofts" is scheduled for Jan. 10.
People will start calling the lofts home next month as well.
There are 31 units at the old newspaper facility. Two are finished and staged for viewing.
Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the other luxury lofts that start at $850 a month.
While each unit is truly unique in shape and size, you will notice the lofts have a similar feel when it comes to things like kitchen and bathroom finishes.
Already, 85 percent of the living spaces are leased.
Matthew Meehan, owner of "The Times Lofts", says new tenants range from young professionals to families who are looking to have shopping, dinning and other amenities right outside their front door.
The original part of this building went up back in 1910.
Wherever possible, Meehan says they kept original features, like a bookcase and cabinet that stood the test of time in an editor's office.
The family working on this project also is transforming a nearby building into a year-round farmers' market and restoring the historical beauty to the old Chemical Bank building.