ROSEBURG, Ore. — In more than a week, the new Roseburg Professional Center will hold an open house to showcase its newly renovated space.
Current tenants and nearby businesses all say the building’s facelift was just what downtown Roseburg needed.
“Downtown Roseburg was my paper route growing up, and over the last 30 years I’ve seen several changes,” said Anthony Griffin, TKD Law Owner and Roseburg native.
Griffin says he’s proud to now be a part of those changes.
“I was excited to be able to maintain my business downtown,” Griffin said.
He’s not alone.
“Having the professional building downtown gives us more of a chance to realize that downtown Roseburg is more than just three blocks long. It brings people back to Main Street. That brings recognition to that you would otherwise just drive by it,” said Roxana Grant, Downtown Associate Executive Director.
Long-time residents agree the area isn’t as lively as it used to be.
“It just went dead with the Garden Valley Boulevard going in and other areas. This used to be Roseburg right here…This used to be the downtown,” said David Stovall, Building Marketing Manager.
“Roseburg desperately needs to develop its small business community, and it’s a great thing for entrepreneurs like the owners of this building to provide a facility to support small businesses and young professionals,” Griffin said.
Neighbors hope this newly renovated space can make it the downtown once more.
The building currently has six office spaces available here on the first floor as well as the whole second and third floors, which offer more than 3,500 square feet of open space that can be constructed to anyone’s needs.