Old Mill Marketplace to become the Box Factory
The Old Mill Marketplace, home to the Bend Tour Co., WebCyclery, the Atlas Cider Co. tasting room and other businesses, will now be known as the Box Factory, according to Jeremy McPherson, development manager for Killian Pacific, a commercial real estate firm based in Vancouver, Washington.
McPherson said the building at the center, which was purchased and redeveloped by Killian Pacific in 2013, is the last remaining box factory building in Bend. Built in 1916, the Brooks-Scanlon box factory made wooden boxes for fruit, milk, soap, cereal and other goods, according to a news release from Killian Pacific.
The new name is designed to celebrate the building’s centennial, which will be celebrated in June. McPherson added that the new name would help distinguish it from the nearby Old Mill District.
He said the commercial center will receive new signs within the next 45 days.
The development, at 550 SW Industrial Way in Bend, is currently home to 30 businesses. Two more, Immersion Brewing and The Brown Owl restaurant are expected to open by the end of May, McPherson said.
—By Stephen Hamway