Historic Martin Stove building to be revived as large-scale food, office, events and entertainment complex.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Stovehouse Properties and Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group are proud to announce the redevelopment of the historic Martin Stove building located at 3414 Governors Drive. The 10-acre “STOVEHOUSE” complex will soon fill the vacancy for a large-scale food, office, events and entertainment hub in Westside Huntsville’s burgeoning arts, brewery and cottage-living district.
Centrally located to many of Huntsville’s major highlights, STOVEHOUSE will include the city’s first permanent urban food garden, along with gourmet wine and coffee bars and several chef-driven restaurant concepts. In addition to flexible event spaces, STOVEHOUSE will have multiple stages, which adjust to host audiences of 100 for intimate shows and up to 2,500 attendees for large events in its multi-purpose hall. (see property highlights and historic photos at STOVEHOUSE.com)
“I’m thrilled to be part of the rich culture of Westside,” says property owner Danny Yancey. “We’re intentionally building STOVEHOUSE to be a destination that nourishes community. At any given time we’ll have folks relaxing at the rooftop wine bar, eating together in the garden and restaurants, gathering around live music, celebrating life’s big events and playing games on the lawn. They can even choose to work in what we think will be the coolest office space in Huntsville,” he says.
Dating back to 1929, the factory was home to both Rome and Martin stove companies and employed thousands in the surrounding neighborhoods. For the new STOVEHOUSE development, owners Danny and Patti Yancey chose an adaptive reuse approach—opting to preserve much of the building’s original character while also eliminating the need for total demolition. The result will revive a vibrant community centerpiece and add to the revitalization already underway in Westside.
“We’re excited to help bring this development to life,” said Wesley Crunkleton, principal at Crunkleton and co-developer of STOVEHOUSE. “Its close proximity to downtown, I-565, and Redstone Arsenal will make it the ideal hub for businesses, first-to-Alabama restaurant concepts, new entertainment and events. This unique project is already underway, and we plan to announce the first confirmed tenant very soon.”
Like the companies that prospered in the location nearly a century ago, STOVEHOUSE leverages local experts and regional collaborators to execute its vision. Huntsville’s Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group, Nashville-based Centric Architecture, Chattanooga’s Strauss Company General Contractors, Bank Independent of Huntsville and Stovehouse Marketing make up the team of adaptive reuse and authentic experience partners that will bring STOVEHOUSE to life and solidify Westside as a destination for locals and tourists alike.
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About Stovehouse Properties:
Stovehouse Properties is headed by Danny Yancey, a Huntsville history buff and 30-year veteran of construction and finance. His vision for STOVEHOUSE was shaped by experiencing adaptive reuse projects in Nashville, Chattanooga and beyond. Presented with the option to purchase and redevelop the Martin Stove building in 2016, he jumped at the chance because of its industrial charm, central location, ease of access and the exciting growth taking place in Westside Huntsville. Along with his wife Patti, who is also president of Huntsville’s Liberty Learning Foundation and CFO of Davis Lee Companies, the team approaches its developments with equal parts unbridled enthusiasm and pragmatic financial leadership. Stovehouse.com
About Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group:
Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate Group was founded in 2003 by Richard and Wesley Crunkleton and provides premier property brokerage, leasing, investment and management services in the Huntsville/Madison area. With a combined 75 years of commercial real estate experience, the team at Crunkleton has had the privilege of working with major companies and brands within the restaurant, retail, medical and office industries. Crunkletonassociates.com
Stovehouse owner and developer Danny Yancey conducts a pre-construction survey of one of Stovehouse’s huge second-floor office spaces.