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Gulf Distributing Relocates-Plans Mobile, Alabama, Operations

Gulf Distributing, one of the oldest beverage distributors in the Southeast, will relocate its operations to downtown Mobile, Alabama. The $32.5 million project is expected to create 25 jobs.

The company will overhaul the former Press Register Building, located at 401 North Water Street. The investment includes expanding and modifying the existing warehouse and improvements to the remaining office space to lease as Class A commercial space to other tenants.

“We feel this location can accommodate our needs for additional space while allowing us to upgrade to a more modern, efficient facility,” said Gulf Distributing Chairman and CEO Elliot B. Maisel. “Our employees are also excited to be in downtown Mobile, which has so much to offer with its restaurants and culture amongst the area’s most sought-after neighborhoods. “Most importantly, it has plenty of room to grow for the next 50 years.”

Gulf Distributing Company of Mobile, L.L.C. along with Goldring Gulf Distributing Company L.L.C., Allstate Beverage Company and Energy Beverage Company is a division of Gulf Distributing Holdings, L.L.C.

“Gulf Distributing’s strategic growth plans signal that the company remains bullish on Mobile, its home base for five decades, and the region’s long-term economic prospects,” noted Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “This development will have a positive impact for both Gulf Distributing and the Mobile region,” he added.

“This move will play a key role in the revitalization of Downtown Mobile, as we strive to recruit more back-office operations to our downtown area.” added Mobile Chamber President and CEO Bradley Byrne. “Gulf Distributing has been a longstanding corporate citizen in our community since 1973, and we are thrilled to see the company continue to grow and thrive in our city.”

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