Web Design Firm Buys Part of Former Koplan’s Building

The Columbian, 12.21.11: The former Koplan’s Home Furnishings building in downtown Vancouver sold on Tuesday to a Web design firm that has moved into the structure’s upstairs loft.

Like Gravitate, more local companies are opting to purchase their buildings and spaces. They are taking advantage of lower prices and loan programs through the U.S. Small Business Administration, said commercial real estate broker Jim West, of the Vancouver-based office of Coldwell Banker Commercial.

West and his colleagues, Bob Bernhardt and Wally Hornberger, brokered the transaction to sell the Koplan’s building to Gravitate and Hurley.

“We’re very happy to have that done, both for the Koplan family and to bring Gravitate to downtown Vancouver,” West said.