Trans-Fleet Concrete has reached an Agreement of Sale with DaVinci owner Jonathan Chen to buy the building and to lease the first floor to a food business for a restaurant.
Trans-Fleet’s attorney Rowan Keenan from Keenan, Ciccitto & Associates informed the borough that Trans-Fleet has been listening to the Collegeville community’s wishes and that they are committed to search for a food business to open a restaurant on the first floor of the building.
The former DaVinci’s building was originally built in 1850 as “The Railroad House Hotel”—an inn and restaurant—across from the old Collegeville Train station. The building has always been a significant landmark on our Main Street. To hear about Trans-Fleet’s commitment for a restaurant to re-open in that location is a major positive step forward for our borough’s Main Street revitalization.
Trans-Fleet will be looking into other uses for the second and third floors. A wide range of uses are permitted by the zoning, including residential, offices, and numerous commercial purposes.
The building requires significant renovation work, particularly on the upper floors. Once the sale of the building has been completed, TransFleet will begin working on plans and renovations for the building. They hope to secure a restaurant to open in the building sometime in 2024.