Back in December, DAB reported on this mid-century modern Texas Comptroller building for sale. According to the Statesman, Kemp Properties has purchased the 75,000 ft building and plans to preserve the building’s character. 25,000 feet will be occupied by local advertising firm McGarrah/Jessee. This is great news! Officially named the “Starr Building” the property was marketed without a price.
Part of the space will become retail. Downtown Austin doesn’t need more bars or boutiques, so hopefully they will be progressive in their decision. Below is an image of what existed before the building we see today. It used to be an H-E-B. Let’s try Royal Blue Grocery!