It’s a familiar story. You move to Maine for its quality of life, you fall in love with it, and you decide to invest in its future. That’s exactly what happened to Sally Struever and Peter Eiermann, who moved to Portland 11 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island. In 2016, they purchased the Potter’s Building at 24 Preble Street with the vision of restoring it as a vibrant business space. The historic four-story brick building is in an excellent downtown location just a block from Monument Square.
Sally’s a graphic designer who worked for the Portland Museum of Art until a year ago. Peter’s background is in nonprofit and business administration with an arts focus, and he works for the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Sally told us, “We were really excited about investing in Portland long-term… and when this came on the market, it seemed like a good fit for us. We updated the office spaces with modern amenities without making it super fancy or expensive. On the second floor, I share some studio space with other artists. And on the first floor, we have a great community bar called Arcadia National Bar. Now we’re looking to lease all the offices.”
Each floor has about 4,000 s.f. of office space, and may be subdivided.