Seattle Automobile Company Building

1000 E. Pike Street

1937

The building was constructed in 1912 for the Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company, which used the space as a showroom from 1913-1921. Over the next three decades, the building housed the Oldsmobile Motor Company (1930s), Nash Motor Sales (1940-1950), Northwest Hudson Inc. (1951-1953), among other dealers.

1000 E. Pike Street

1937

The building was constructed in 1912 for the Pierce Arrow Motor Car Company, which used the space as a showroom from 1913-1921. Over the next three decades, the building housed the Oldsmobile Motor Company (1930s), Nash Motor Sales (1940-1950), Northwest Hudson Inc. (1951-1953), among other dealers.

R.E.I.

1966

During the late 1960s, the building became a part of Recreational Experience Incorporated’s (R.E.I.) growing operation, as its headquarters.

R.E.I.

1966

During the late 1960s, the building became a part of Recreational Experience Incorporated’s (R.E.I.) growing operation, as its headquarters.

Pre-restoration

1995

Michael Malone purchased the building in 1996 from R.E.I for his company, AEI Music. He proceeded to undertake a complete transformation of the space. Malone used the architect’s original blueprints to restore the structure to its original specifications.

Pre-restoration

1995

Michael Malone purchased the building in 1996 from R.E.I for his company, AEI Music. He proceeded to undertake a complete transformation of the space. Malone used the architect’s original blueprints to restore the structure to its original specifications.

Initial Restoration

1996

Exterior and interior improvements resulted in the conversion of former R.E.I storage and retail space into 34,600 SF of office for AEI Music’s national account operations.

Improvements included restoring the exterior to its original grace: rebuilding the wood storefront, sandblasting and tuck pointing all the brick, and reinforcing the building parapets. Expanded entries were added to better connect with the existing streetscape.

Initial Restoration

1996

Exterior and interior improvements resulted in the conversion of former R.E.I storage and retail space into 34,600 SF of office for AEI Music’s national account operations.

Improvements included restoring the exterior to its original grace: rebuilding the wood storefront, sandblasting and tuck pointing all the brick, and reinforcing the building parapets. Expanded entries were added to better connect with the existing streetscape.

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute

2004

After Malone sold AEI Music, he leased 12,000 SF of the building to Gary Manuel Aveda, a spa and salon school. To accommodate the beauty institute, Hunters Capital added offices and classrooms, in conjunction with an 8,000 SF refurbishment of ground level salon space. The wide-open showroom space, spiral staircase, and skylights attracts clients and student alike.

Gary Manuel Aveda Institute

2004

After Malone sold AEI Music, he leased 12,000 SF of the building to Gary Manuel Aveda, a spa and salon school. To accommodate the beauty institute, Hunters Capital added offices and classrooms, in conjunction with an 8,000 SF refurbishment of ground level salon space. The wide-open showroom space, spiral staircase, and skylights attracts clients and student alike.

Poquitos

2010

Poquitos faces Pike Street, in the original sales room of the Pierce Arrow Motor Company. The successful entrepreneurs and owners of highly acclaimed Bastille Restaurant, located in Old Ballard, saw an opportunity for expansion. They opened a lively Mexican restaurant and bar, with patio space, an outdoor fire pi, and covered seating. The historic nature of the interior lends itself well to the Old World ambience of Poquitos.

Poquitos

2010

Poquitos faces Pike Street, in the original sales room of the Pierce Arrow Motor Company. The successful entrepreneurs and owners of highly acclaimed Bastille Restaurant, located in Old Ballard, saw an opportunity for expansion. They opened a lively Mexican restaurant and bar, with patio space, an outdoor fire pi, and covered seating. The historic nature of the interior lends itself well to the Old World ambience of Poquitos.

Second Floor Remodel

2012

The remodel added new windows and various modern touches. The windows are custom, handmade, double-hung reproductions of the building’s originals.

Second Floor Remodel

2012

The remodel added new windows and various modern touches. The windows are custom, handmade, double-hung reproductions of the building’s originals.

Seattle Automobile Company Building

2014

The Seattle Automobile Company Building is fully leased. It houses 26,000 SF of retail and 5,800 SF of office space. In addition to Poquitos and the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, tenants include Havana Social Club, a Cuban themed cocktail bar and Urban Influence, a branding agency.

Seattle Automobile Company Building

2014

The Seattle Automobile Company Building is fully leased. It houses 26,000 SF of retail and 5,800 SF of office space. In addition to Poquitos and the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute, tenants include Havana Social Club, a Cuban themed cocktail bar and Urban Influence, a branding agency.