Besecker of Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services coordinates 252,000 s/f lease
Hanover Twp., PA — Europe’s number one kitchen retail specialist, Wren Kitchens, is opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility and office in Hanover Industrial Estates, Hanover Twp., Luzerne County. The project is expected to create approximately 360 jobs. The company has leased a 252,000 s/f industrial building at 1070 Hanover St. from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services where it will manufacture and distribute its kitchens and has also leased 10,046 s/f of office and call center space from Mericle at 1110 Hanover St.. The project was coordinated by Mericle, Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development and Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Action Team. The real estate transactions were coordinated by Mericle vice president Bob Besecker. The 252,000 s/f building at 1070 Hanover St. had previously been occupied as a distribution center for many years by Sears. Besecker said Mericle’s construction crews have completed fitting out the interiors of 1070 Hanover Street and 1110 Hanover Street to Wren’s exact specifications. Wren plans to open several showrooms across the Northeast, including one in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wren believes the showrooms will inspire and enlighten American homeowners with the use of 3D virtual reality to help bring dream kitchens to life, industry-leading kitchen design tools, as well as inspirational displays of hundreds of countertops, handles, storage solutions, appliances, faucets and sinks.