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Staff Photo by Robin Rudd/ The Lifetouch Building at 6104 Preservation Drive was photographed for EDGE's "On the Block" feature on December 19, 2019.

Lifetouch, which bought the Chattanooga-based portrait photography company Olan Mills eight years ago, announced in late 2019 that it would shut its last facility in Chattanooga.

The company has put its Preservation Drive building and more than 11-acre tract on the market for $4.37 million.

The precast concrete panel building in Bonny Oaks Industrial Park is 72,750 square feet, according to commercial real estate broker Bryan Rudisill of NAI Charter Real Estate Corp. The building has about 50,000 square feet of plant space along with 4,950 square feet of offices.

Also, the structure has 7,500 square feet of warehouse space, which has 28-foot ceilings.

The building is heated and cooled with the exception of the warehouse area which is heated only, according to the broker.

A large break room provides an indoor and outdoor area for employees to sit, eat and talk.

Lifetouch, which is owned by California-based Shutterfly, announced that it would close the facility this year and cut 152 jobs.

Aside from a few Lifetouch portrait studios in the area, the closure puts a wrap on Chattanooga operations tied to the Olan Mills company, which for many years was among the city's most recognizable businesses.

ABOUT THE SITE

* Location: 6104 Preservation Drive

* Building size: 72,750 square feet

* Sale price: $4.75 million

* Parking: Space for more than 200 vehicles

* For more information: Bryan Rudisill of NAI Charter Real Estate Corp.

 

 

 

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