You haven’t been in The Centrum in years (or ever), right? Well, you should, and you can. On May 5, CandysDirt.com will be hosting a double open house “Staff Meeting” event at The Centrum we’re calling Centrum de Mayo – with Mattito’s on the ground floor, how could we not? Watch your inbox for your invitation.
History Lesson: The Centrum certainly has a history stretching back to the days of 1980s grey melamine cabinetry. The Centrum was developed as a mixed-use building with floors below 12 being office and those above 12 being residential. From the exterior, the boxy part is offices, the stair-steps residential.
The Centrum started life in 1985 on the eve of Texas’ banking crisis which would push nearly every bank in the state to insolvency by the end of the decade. As Judy Pittman told me months ago, at that time you couldn’t give a condo away. Mirroring our recent recession, units in The Centrum were pushed into service as rental units.