98 Years Later, Kresge Building Reunites With Old Facade

Opened all the way back in 1917, the Kresge Building—one of downtown’s historic shopping hubs—has been under renovation since last fall. Now we know why. Bedrock recently announced that Gas Station TV would be moving its Birmingham headquarters to three floors of the Kresge, which would be getting a “hip and modern makeover.” As for the exterior, workers have completely removed the weird-looking facade covering the lower two floors. Kraemer Design Group, the project’s architect, says to expect a restoration of Kresge’s original storefront design, as seen in the archival photo above.

Expect plenty of windows when the project finishes up in June. Assuming that GSTV isn’t opening an office on the first floor, Kresge is still a potential location for Detroit’s rumored Restoration Hardware outlet.