Maybe you know it as the building that rose at the corner of Wasco and Industrial Loop, then stalled for several years without tenants or apparent forward movement.
Well, it’s back in motion. New lease deals with Slingshot Sports and Naked Winery foretell a future burst of activity at the Wasco Industrial building.
Since taking over leasing efforts for builder Chris Korwin last November, Stephen Ford of Current Commercial has inked the two bookend tenants — Naked on the west end, Slingshot on the east — and is optimistic he’ll find tenants for the six spaces sandwiched between those early entries.
Slingshot, a maker of kiteboarding gear, will be moving some of its current operations from space in the Port of Hood River’s Big Seven building on Industrial Way. Ford says Slingshot will provide customer service and research and development out of the new space, but continue manufacturing in Stevenson, Wash.
Both the gear maker and winery will have space upstairs and down. Office space on the top level has windows on both sides, with sweeping views of the Columbia River and Washington hills. Downstairs space is accessed from a large parking lot on the north side.
For the six remaining upstairs spaces of 1,000 square feet each, Ford is asking $1.15 per square foot plus 25 cents a foot triple net (taxes, insurance and operating expenses). Downstairs space is less. Direct inquiries to Ford by e-mail or by calling the Current Commercial office at 541-386-4580 or his cell at 541-399-3786.
Before moving wine-making operations south from existing space north of Industrial Loop, Naked awaits build-out of its space and regulatory approvals. Slingshot is also awaiting approval of build-out plans from the city’s contract building services firm.