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Slideshow: Cargas Systems to anchor 101NQ

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Business and community leaders gathered Friday, Sept. 15 for the announcement of the anchor tenant at the 101NQ  project in the 100 block of North Queen Street in downtown Lancaster.
Business and community leaders gathered Friday, Sept. 15 for the announcement of the anchor tenant at the 101NQ project in the 100 block of North Queen Street in downtown Lancaster. - (Photo / )
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Business and community leaders gathered Friday, Sept. 15 for the announcement of the anchor tenant at the 101NQ project in the 100 block of North Queen Street in downtown Lancaster. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The long-vacant building opened as a department store in 1971. After the last tenant, electronics manufacturer Bulova Technologies, vacated the building in 2008, the structure fell into decay, - (Photo / Amy Spangler) David Martens, left, of Zamagias Properties, talks with Randy Patterson, Lancaster city's director of economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Martens is president of the Pittsburgh-based real-estate development company, which purchased the Lancaster Square building in a 2016 auction with a bid of about $1.65 million. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) “The city has tons of talent and it's been lots of fun” said David Martens, in his opening remarks about the 101NQ redevelopment project. The Pittsburgh-based firm's other Lancaster projects include the Keppel Building, a mixed use property at 323-329 N. Queen St. and the Steeple View Lofts, for people age 55 and over, at 118 N. Water St. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray described the Bulova building as the “ugliest building in Lancaster." - (Photo / Amy Spangler) The more-than 200,000 square-foot complex, now slated for redevelopment as commercial, retail and residential space, was once considered for use as a casino. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Michael Zamagias, center, is founder and CEO of Zamagias Properties. According to the Pittsburgh-based firm's website, the company has controlling interest in more than 1.6 million square feet of office, retail and mixed-use properties, primarily in western Pennsylvania. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Chip and Rebecca Cargas share a moment before a banner unfurls to reveal Cargas Systems Inc. as the 101NQ anchor tenant. Chip Cargas is the CEO of the Lancaster-based business software and consulting company. Its clients include the Lancaster Barnstormers, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Cargas Systems CEO Chip Cargas said he is eager to be a part of downtown Lancaster's revitalization. The employee-owned company of about 100 employees, is projecting the new downtown headquarters will allow its workforce to grow to 220 people. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Cargas Systems will occupy 25,400 square feet at the 101NQ project on Lancaster Square. - (Photo / Submitted) Domaci, a Bethlehem-based furniture and home decor store, which features a mix of new and vintage pieces, will have a showroom on the Orange Street side of the 101NQ project. Domaci general manager Rebecca Addington, left, and co-founders Derrick Clark, center, and Warren Clark were on hand for the announcement of tenants. - (Photo / Submitted) “There has been tremendous activity, in terms of leasing, and this is just a small sampling of what will be announced over the next couple months,” said David Martens, of Zamagias Properties. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Lancaster-based PPM Real Estate is handling all sales and leasing on Zamagias Properties' 101NQ project. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) From left are Susan Eberly, of Alegre Conceriege, which planned the 101NQ announcement event, Tracy Horst, broker and owner of PPM Real Estate, and Nancy Tipton, of Advanced Signs and Graphics. In background is a digital display featuring the 101NQ logo. - (Photo / Submitted) Daniel Betancourt is president and CEO of Community First Fund. The Lancaster-based nonprofit economic development organization awarded Zamagias Properties $8 million in New Markets Tax Credits to aid in the rehabilitation of the former Bulova building. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Larry J. Cohen, executive director of the Lancaster Parking Authority, gestures towards the area proposed for a parking component for the redevelopment project, which would add 300 parking spaces to downtown. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Ralph Simpson is the CEO of Warfel Construction Co. Inc, general contractor on the 101NQ project. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Removal of the brick fašade will begin in two or three months. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) Chip Cargas said he looks forward to the day the former Bulova building will become known as the Cargas building. The company is slated to move to its downtown headquarters in 2019. Employee-owned Cargas Systems is currently headquartered at the former Lancaster Stockyards site. The downtown move allows the company to consolidate its workforce. - (Photo / Amy Spangler) A digital display recognizes the companies involved in the project. - (Photo / Amy Spangler)

 

Cargas Systems Inc. is set to anchor the 101NQ project in downtown Lancaster. The Lancaster-based business software and consulting firm, currently based in the business park at the former Lancaster Stockyards site, plans to be in its new downtown headquarters by 2019.

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