Historic 1903 Dallas candy factory to get a $70 million rebirth as offices

A historic building that was once home to Planet Hollywood in Dallas’ West End is getting a $70 million makeover, thanks to help from federal and state historic tax credits.

Granite Properties is in the process of transforming the old West End Marketplace building into offices to lease. Aaron Bidne, development manager of Granite Properties, is overseeing the project. “This is a major landmark in the city of Dallas and has been for over 100 years.

The building dates back to 1903, when the Brown Cracker and Candy company opened its factory and people got around in a horse and wagon. Now, 113 years later, signs of activity once again. “So to bring it back to life and really bring back the West End. Yeah, we’re extremely excited.

Granite Properties is transforming the building into Factory 603 — offices space and it will also feature two street-level restaurants.

They’ll have patio dining on the original loading dock that will be restored and extended around the front of the building.

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