Office Space Shortage Soon to be Problem of the Past in Monahans 11/27/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
November 27, 2012
Monahans - As the oil boom continues, the demand for housing continues to increase. However, that's not the only demand for one west Texas community.
The demand for office space in Monahans is on the rise. With the new Monahans Business Center, office space will no longer be a problem.
Each room is a blank canvas, with the possibility to soon to be filled with desks, a boutique or even a cafe.
"We have people calling asking everyday do we have office space," Monahans Mayor David Cutbirth.
What's hard to believe is that this 26,000 square foot building used to be a grocery store that was abandoned for years. That's until Monahans mayor and businessman David Cutbirth and his brother saw something a little different in the building, potential.
"We saw an opportunity to buy it and fix it up and make it something useful for the community," he said.
Mayor Cutbirth says Monahans has had businesses move to other towns simply because there was no office space available in Monahans.
"We plan on attacking that problem as vigorously as anyone in the Permian Basin," he said.
With the Monahans Business Center near completion, they hope that problem will soon be a thing of the past.
"We are working hard to solve that problem, which allows people to come out here and start their business here and expand their business here," Mayor Cutbirth said.
Looking to the future, housing for both families and business is an issue the city of Monahans is facing head on.
The Monahans Business Center should be open by next month.