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After more than 15 years in its former office space on N. Greene Street, Tuggle Duggins has completed its move to the new 400 Bellemeade Street building in Greensboro. The high-rise office tower developed by Front Street Capital serves as a beacon of progress and continued growth — it’s the most recent high-rise addition to the downtown Greensboro skyline in decades.
As anchor tenant, Tuggle Duggins occupies the top two-and-half floors of the nine-story building, which overlooks the right field of First National Bank Field, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The firm’s early commitment to serve as the anchor tenant of the high-rise ensured the building’s development.
“We really liked the idea of our lease serving as an economic catalyst for development in the downtown Greensboro area,” said Nathan Duggins, managing partner of the firm. “Greensboro, its businesses, nonprofits and residents are very important to our firm. This move signals our dedication to downtown Greensboro and provides us with the opportunity to grow alongside the city.”
As impressive as its exterior, with the utilization of modern elements that complement the existing ballpark architecture, the firm’s new office space features a balcony overlooking the stadium, large meeting and entertainment space, interior staircase, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Tuggle Duggins partnered with the following companies on the development and buildout of the 400 Bellemeade Street space:
- Front Street Capital served as the developer.
- Landmark Builders built the shell of the building and upfitted the firm’s space.
- Jay Stem of West & Stem Architects designed the building and firm’s office space.
- Linda Thorup of Hayden Design customized the interior of the space, creating a blend of a modern and traditional design.
Just below the Tuggle Duggins’s balcony and office space, the Greensboro Grasshoppers will resume playing this spring. The stadium can accommodate up to 10,000 people, although crowds will be smaller to comply with pandemic restrictions.
Is the firm concerned at all about interruptions due to action at the baseball stadium? “While mid-day games will certainly increase the energy and excitement in this district during working hours, fortunately there are not many of them,” Duggins said. “More than anything, we’re excited about hosting clients and community partners in the new space as the pandemic recedes.” In addition to ballpark views, the office space also offers expansive views of downtown Greensboro and Pilot Mountain.
The 400 Bellemeade building is a 110,000-square-foot building on the northwest corner of Eugene and Bellemeade streets, an intersection that quickly has become a hot spot for growth downtown. The developer broke ground on the project in May 2019, by which point Tuggle Duggins had committed to being the anchor tenant. The firm moved into its new space at the end of 2020. Other companies that occupy 400 Bellemeade include First National Bank, CPL Architecture and Scott Insurance.