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SoDo Owners, Businesses Look Forward To Arena Boost

While lawsuits work their way through the legal system and visions of entertainment complexes dance in Chris Hansen's head, it's important to note that the impending SoDo sports arena could have far-reaching effects on the surrounding area and the potential businesses that could move in to benefit from it. Take the Taylor Edwards Building at 1518 First Ave. S., owned by Bartell's subsidiary Henbart LLC. While there are no plans for a new pharmacy store, a new bar named Henry's First Ave Tavern has already taken over the first floor and plans to open by the beginning of 2013. Henbart also owns the building at 1526 First Ave. S.

Sean Keeley

· Bartell subsidiary behind new tavern, offices in arena "entertainment district" [Biz Journals]