Businesses at 20 Federal Place given notice to vacate building
Updates to a historic Youngstown building seem to be moving forward, but that is affecting businesses that currently occupy the space.
More than a dozen businesses renting in 20 Federal Place got a notice from the city that they have 30 days to vacate the space.
The building has several empty units but also dozens of retail businesses, offices and city departments that still call 20 Federal Place home including Capital Grille, Subway, Two Guys Clothing and the Mahoning County Land Bank.
In a notice to those still in the space, Youngstown Law Director Jeff Limbian sent a Termination of Lease notice explaining the city has been given close to $7 million in Brownfield remediation to clean and restore the building.
City officials say this restoration could cost as much as $60 million.
The city told 21 News they are working on a plan to relocate their businesses but those inside say they haven't heard from city officials.
It's estimated that the restoration will take at least one year.
The building once held Strauss and the Higbee department stores.