SAWS News: ButterKrust Property Sold to C.H. Guenther & Son Entity
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ButterKrust Property Sold to C.H. Guenther & Son Entity

Iconic Broadway Bakery Building to Become Guenther's New Corporate Headquarters

In a move sure to please residents and business owners along lower Broadway, Guenther Development, LLC., a wholly-owned subsidiary of C.H. Guenther & Son, closed today on the acquisition of the former ButterKrust Bakery building from San Antonio Water System.

Guenther, best known for its Pioneer and White Wings brands — and an historic local institution in its own right — plans to redevelop the long-vacant building as its new corporate headquarters.

C. H. Guenther, which currently houses its corporate offices on its historic site just south of King William district, has been reviewing future office needs as it continues to acquire new businesses, and grow its original, well-known brands. Most recently, Guenther, via a joint venture, acquired the United Kingdom and Belgium bakery assets of Golden West Foods, from RHM, Ltd.

"We're just delighted to pass stewardship of this beloved local landmark to one of San Antonio's oldest and most respected companies," said SAWS Board Chairman James Mayor. "This helps ensure the redevelopment of lower Broadway will indeed be realized."

Dale W. Tremblay, President and CEO of C. H. Guenther and Son, Inc, remarked, "We are pleased to acquire the ButterKrust site which will give us the opportunity to participate in the redevelopment of the Broadway corridor. While the redevelopment process will take time, we are well positioned to contribute to the efforts to bring new life to this important part of the city."

SAWS purchased the 5.4 acre former ButterKrust property in 2003 with the intent of remodeling the 110,000-square-foot building into its own corporate headquarters. However, the unexpected availability and affordability of the Valero buildings on U.S. Hwy. 281 prompted SAWS officials to scuttle those original plans in favor of the more cost-effective Valero option. SAWS has since remodeled and moved into the 281 property.

The former Playland Park site, also owned by SAWS, was not included in today's sale.

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