WICHITA — More than a year ago, it looked like the Minnesota Guys would buy downtown's Commerce Plaza at 401 E. Douglas.
The deal fell through, though, and the Minnesota Guys are no longer interested.
"And to tell the truth, I'm not very interested in them," says Courtney Ruthven, who owns the building with her husband, Leslie.
The Ruthvens weren't sure what they wanted to do after the sale fell through.
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"It doesn't hurt us to keep it," Courtney Ruthven says. "It's a very nice income property."
The building, which is listed for $2.375 million, has five stories and a basement over about 73,000 square feet. It has an almost 60 percent occupancy rate.
The building was built in 1932 for Montgomery Ward, which occupied it until the late 1960s.
"It's a great building," Ruthven says. "In those days, both men and materials were cheap, and so they built it well."
She says another three stories could be added "without stressing it a bit."