Not quite 3 years after reopening as what owner Rodney Finger claimed to be the biggest furniture store in Texas, the 600,000-sq.-ft. I-45 Finger Furniture flagship — and the 16.5 acres near UH that it sits on — has come up for sale. Until the Finger family bought the property in the early ’60s, it was home to a minor-league baseball stadium for the Houston Buffs, a farm team for the Cardinals up in St. Louis. That history was given some floor space among the couches and mattresses indoors in the Houston Sports Museum — with a replica home plate in the showroom tile to approximate the original. And the asking price? $11 million.
Just on the other side of I-45 from U of H, the 4001 Gulf Freeway property faces Cullen on the south. It comprises the warehouse and showroom in the photo above and two smaller buildings east of the freeway. Houston Chronicle‘s Katherine Feser reports that two other nearby properties, totaling about an acre, are also for sale.
- Prominent site on I-45 South goes on market [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Whole New Ball Game: Fingers Back and Open for Business
Images: Allyn West (building); Wulfe & Co. (map)