The Commerce Building

Retail Space For Lease

35 E. Gay St.

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Leasing Special

50% Off Your First Two Months

( Min of 60-month lease at Zone Rate. Exp: 7/31/20)




50% Off Your First Month

( Min of 25-month lease at Zone Rate. Exp: 7/31/20)

A number of wonderful prospects have contacted our office indicating that given the current state of affairs they were uncertain about the commencement date they feel comfortable committing to.


Now you can delay your lease commencement by thirty (30) days at any time before your lease commences if you are the least bit uncomfortable with the commencement date in your lease.

In addition, to illustrate our commitment to our mission of “Office Leasing MADE SIMPLE” we are happy to include a second opportunity to delay the commencement for an additional thirty days. 

The Commerce Building Retail Space

The Commerce Building in downtown Columbus offers multiple retail and restaurant locations for lease.


  • Across from Renaissance Hotel

  • Adjacent to the Rhodes Tower

  • Steps from the Ohio Statehouse

  • In the heart of the Gay St. Shopping District

  • The Vault event venue located in the building

  • Within one-block of 120,000 daytime employees


Building History

The Historic Commerce Building was home to the Columbia Building & Loans starting in 1926. When the last tenant of the first floor space left in 2002, the ceiling was removed only to uncover a 100 year old chandelier. The tile floor was removed to expose 100 year old marble flooring. Above the vault you will find original marble and the archway at the entrance of the building is 100 year old granite.

Columbus Retail Space For Lease

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The Lower Level at the Commerce Building is the perfect location for a restaurant, rathskeller or pub. 


  • 6,500SF

  • Behind Rhodes Tower

  • Steps from Ohio Statehouse

  • In the heart of the Pearl Alley development

  • Man windows

  • Exterior Signage

  • Private entrance

Lower Level

31 E. Gay St. offers a fully equipped restaurant in the heart of downtown Columbus. 


  • 3,200SF

  • Turn-key

  • Patio with seating for 30

  • Indoor/outdoor bar

  • Kitchen with hood

  • Event space located in building

  • Adjacent to hotels, Ohio Statehouse and Rhodes Tower

31 E. Gay St. 

39 E. Gay St. offers the perfect location for a beverage shop or retail boutique in the heart of downtown Columbus. 


  • Restrooms

  • Event space in building

  • Patio seating

  • Large front windows

  • Exterior signage

39 E. Gay St.

37 E. Gay St. offers the perfect location for a salon, spa or retail boutique.


  • Restrooms

  • Event space in building

  • Large front windows

  • Exterior signage

37 E. Gay St.

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