Commerce Place is composed of four buildings, stretching from W Martin Street to W Davie Street along Commerce Place, in the heart of Raleigh’s warehouse district. Empire purchased these properties in 1998. Since acquisition, Empire has been busy making these buildings a vital part of the warehouse district. Empire completed a historic tax credit rehabilitation of 328 W Davie Street (a former meatpacking plant) in 2004, and opened The Pit Authentic Barbecue restaurant in 2007. The Pit is now a staple of the downtown Raleigh dining scene. Two other buildings in the complex--the two-story warehouse at 319 W. Martin and the single-story warehouse at 323 W. Martin—have been renovated in phases over the years, and currently house a mix of office and retail tenants. The final building in the complex (24 Commerce Place) has operated continuously as an artist studio during Empire ownership.
Commerce Place includes the following properties: