The former Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Hamburg Pa., comprising two buildings totaling 145,000 square feet, became available in winter 2008 due to a bankruptcy filing of the water bottler occupant.
MBC Development in conjunction with NAI Keystone, purchased and leased the facility back to Advance H2O of Burlington, Washington after completing more than $1 million in improvements to the property. Advance H2O acquired most of the bottling equipment from the building’s former occupant. Advance planned to use the already-in-place equipment to hasten its introduction of a new bottling facility in the northeast.
After the purchase the borough of Hamburg constructed a through road connecting downtown Hamburg with State Route 61. Exits and on-ramps to the highway were completed in 2013. This opened up about 20 acres for further development at the exceptionally valuable junction of State Route 61 and Interstate 78, just south of Cabela’s.