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Local leaders break ground on new building in downtown South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Leaders of a local business and their partners broke ground on a new office building on Main Street in downtown South Bend Tuesday morning. Barnes and Thornburg will be leasing several floors of the building once it is complete.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Philip Faccenda Jr, Managing Partner of Barnes and Thornburg LLP and representatives from Bald Mountain and Great Lakes Capital attended the groundbreaking.

It is the first commercial development to break ground in the downtown business core in the last 20 years.

Mayor Buttigieg says the city is booming because of historic investments like this.

“Anytime you’ve got a historic business that’s got a deep relationship to our city, anytime you can reinforce that relationship, that’s the kind of economic development that is the most sticky, the most enduring, and we think that will lead to many good things," Mayor Buttigieg said.

Barnes and Thornburg a 15-year lease for three floors in the building.

The new building is expected to open by summer 2021.

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