Buchanan building getting new life

BUCHANAN — A building with a rich history in Buchanan is about to create a new chapter.

In the early 1900s, 324 E. Dewey St. was the headquarters for the Clark Equipment Company, one of the largest manufacturers in Berrien County. In 2003, Kevin Barker purchased the building and created a home for a mix of small businesses from various industries – manufacturing, professional services, and nonprofit organizations (including the Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce). Many of the tenants remain today.

On April 1, local entrepreneurs Randy and Jessica Hendrixson purchased the building from Barker and renamed it Building 324. The Hendrixsons are no strangers to the building having rented space for their own businesses, Berrien County Record and DPM Events, for many years. And Randy is no stranger to what it takes to attract and retain businesses in Buchanan. He is a Buchanan resident and a former executive director of the Buchanan Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m thrilled that Randy and Jess are taking over,” said Barker. “It will make for a seamless transition for current tenants and an exciting opportunity for new businesses to move in.”

According to Randy, the building has more than 60,000 square feet of space with plenty of parking and a prime location at the head of Buchanan’s downtown historic district and adjacent to the popular Duck Pond.

“I would love to attract additional businesses that complement the character of our town and provide goods and services for both residents and tourists,” he said.

Some possibilities include: a restaurant, wine bar, dog grooming business, bakery, and event space.

For more information on Building 324, contact Randy Hendrixson at (269) 217-8550 or randy@dpmevents.com.

Education

EPS reports no threat to students following report of suspicious individual

Berrien County

LMC supports Biden’s plan for free community college

Dowagiac

Mobile medical unit providing free ultrasound, STD testing

Berrien County

Niles man, Buchanan woman share experiences from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Business

Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce celebrates business award winners

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: April 30-May2

Dowagiac

Dowagiac National Guard Hosts Food Truck Muster

Brandywine Education

Tri-County Head Start planning new Cass County facility

Cass County

Cass County commissioners support four-year terms

Berrien County

Broadband survey finds lack of access for Berrien County residents

Cass County

COA partners with health department to deliver vaccines to homebound residents

News

Local EMS to deploy COVID-19 treatments in-house to high risk patients

Berrien County

Niles MSP post searches for missing man

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

Buchanan

Buchanan woman named junior member of American Angus Association

Berrien County

Berrien County Conservation District hosting native plant sale

Cass County

Cass County Fair to host Spring Fling Campout

Dowagiac

Town and Country Garden Club to host annual plant sale

Dowagiac

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac elementary students thank nurses during National Nurses Week

Edwardsburg

Biggby Coffee location opens in Edwardsburg

News

Fort St. Joseph archaeology virtual camps coming this summer

Business

Two new businesses receive ribbon-tying ceremonies from Dowagiac chamber

News

Niles Renaissance Faire returns May 15 to Plym Park

Cass County

Cassopolis man injured in shooting at Constantine little league game