1971. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In was in its heyday. Fred Smith founded Federal Express. The microprocessor was invented. And Charlie’s Meat Market moved to 4790 Summer Avenue.
“We’ve been a Bell Properties tenant for three generations,” says Charlie’s son and co-owner, Dale Hogan. He adds, “They’re good people. Easy to work with. They take good care of us and they take good care of the property.”
Bell Properties president Bill Bell is clearly proud of the long association. “It’s like our families have grown up together. As their business has expanded over the years, requiring more space, we have been pleased to accommodate,” says Bell.
The location has also been ideal, according to Hogan, “This is a good location in the city, accessible to our retail and wholesale customers. And we have plenty of square footage for the store, for processing and for storage. A few miles further out, and we’d be paying double or triple for this much space.”
Bell Properties takes pride in providing office, retail and warehouse environments that are economical and conducive to business growth. Hogan believes that attitude is crucial, “If there’s a problem, Wallace Bell is here in a heartbeat to fix it. If there’s a need, they’re on it. Bell cares about our success, they invest in our success.”