Tom Gandy, the owner of 1700 Market Street, is providing office space on a prominent corner to the Guardian Angel group. The group will maintain the office that is centrally located in the downtown Redding area to help improve the safety and prevent criminal activity. The organization was established in 1979 in New York City and a chapter was recently established in the Redding area.
The owner of the building is hoping that by supporting the organization there will be more of a presence in downtown and it will help eliminate the unsafe environment that prevents businesses from flourishing in the area. "If Redding is looking to foster growth and redevelopment we need to provide a safe area for businesses and their patrons. I hope this office will benefit everyone in this area", said Tom Gandy the owner of the building. Space in the building is available for lease. The office is located on the south west corner of the Market Street and Placer Street intersection across from the Cascade Theatre.
Haedrich & Co., Inc. currently has the building listed for lease and has had a difficult time in leasing due to the unsightly characters and safety concerns. "Offering the space to this organization can only improve the concerns that people face in visiting the downtown Redding area. If this brings more businesses and people to the area to spend money then it is a win-win for the entire City", said Ryan Haedrich, CCIM of Haedrich & Co., Inc.