Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Urgent Care Center Planned for Truman Building

Dr. Sonny Saggar purchased the Truman Building at 916 Olive for $1.1 million and plans to open an urgent care facility in the 4,000 sf ground floor space. Dr. Saggar has contracted with Cardinal Realty to handle the leasing of the building’s upper floors and is considering gearing the space to health and wellness-related businesses. A family medical practice and a gym have already expressed interest. With its high daytime population and growing residential base, and very few nearby health care options, Dr. Saggar will be serving an untapped market while completing the revitalization of the 900 block of Olive.

Whether or not Dr. Saggar decides to keep the neon visage of Harry Truman on the building remains to be seen. It practically gives the building landmark status, making it memorable and easy for patients and clients to locate. If not, I hope he can find a new home for it elsewhere downtown.

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