The Farbman Group is making the Fisher Building and its neighboring New Center One more new economy friendly by adding free Wi-Fi and other amenities meant to encourage more knowledge workers and creatives to pop-open a laptop in the city's bustling office buildings.
"We have these beautiful buildings and these days people don't just want to work in their offices," says Andy Gutman, CFO of Farbman Group
, which manages the Fisher and New Center One buildings. "They want to work from these common areas."
The Fisher Building
is renowned for its art deco architecture and ornate interior. The circa-1928 skyscraper is home to a number of boutique retailers and eateries, such as Pure Detroit
and Stella International Cafe
. The common spaces in the building already have a handful of chairs and tables but Farbman Group wants to add more comfortable furniture that matches the character of both buildings by this fall.
"We're trying to keep it inline with the historical character of the building," Gutman says.
Source: Andy Gutman, CFO of Farbman Group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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