News is still happening in Henry County and the surrounding area, and The Courier-Times is still reporting it from the corner of 14th and Race Streets in New Castle. The Courier-Times building, however, is under new local ownership.
Duke of York LLC, a collaboration between local businessmen Duke Hamm and Kyle York, recently purchased the building and the duo intends to transform the facility to office and retail suites. The Courier-Times is leasing a portion of the space for their advertising staff and journalists.
“Duke and I are both Henry County natives and we have a passion for serving our community well,” noted York. “Having a location where we can foster economic growth for our county is important to us, and this facility is intended to do just that.”
York owns HD Williams, a wire forming company, and Sports Corner Elite, a sports and corporate apparel company. He also manages Wimmer Burial Vaults and serves as the head coach for the New Castle High School football team. Hamm is an area director, franchise owner, and Certified Business Coach for FocalPoint Business Coaching and owns MRS Heating & Cooling with James Hamilton. Hamm is also an active member of multiple boards including the Henry County YMCA, Henry Community Health Foundation, Believe and Achieve Mentoring (BAM), and YoungLife.
“We have plans to make improvements to the building and make it a gem within Downtown New Castle, which is experiencing a rebirth,” Hamm shared. “We want to let our community know that this will be a vibrant, well-maintained building owned by local people who want what is best for Henry County.”
In addition to The Courier-Times, other local businesses and organizations including FocalPoint, HD Williams, YoungLife, and WholeHeart Communications are planning to set up shop in the building. Retail and office suites are still available, with all utilities included for added simplicity for lessees. There is currently flexibility in terms of square footage options, with space ranging from 10×14 to more than 2,000 square feet. Those interested in space can customize the buildout for an added cost.
For leasing information or a personalized tour, please contact ERA Integrity Real Estate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-529-2211.