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The Reese, a part of Harlingen history, has undergone extensive renovations and is ready for its grand debut.

Launched in 1925 as a 65 room hotel and most recently used by the Harlingen Housing Authority to provide housing to the elderly, The Reese is located at 202 S. First Street in downtown Harlingen. As more projects roll out over the next few months, The Reese will be a unique multi-use real estate development.

​The property, which has 73,000 square feet, is a 5 story building. As it is currently planned the first floor of the building will be restaurant and retail space.  The second, third, and fourth floors will soon flourish as a boutique hotel, paying homage to its Reese Wilmond Hotel roots. The fifth floor has launched as a large full-service event center and has already booked events into 2014.

Colletti’s has now been open for almost three years, offering a gourmet menu of Italian food options for lunch and dinner service.  The restaurant has a bar, table seating, an open pizza oven and one of the largest kitchens in Harlingen.

Retail and service options are still available on the first floor. Aflac and Valley Family Dentistry now proudly call the Reese, home. The Reese features premium commercial space, built to suit, which are currently being offered at standard lease rates on a triple net lease. Some businesses that have been attracted to the space vary from upscale contemporary gift retailers and general service companies.

The office space on the second floor is set to attract a wide variety of uses.  This space is also being offered on a finish to suit basis, ensuring that the high quality of the renovation is mirrored in the public business space.

The boutique hotel will keep the Reese in touch with its rich hotel heritage and will feature plenty of amenities to guests such as covered parking, doorman access, premium security, etc.

​The 5th at the Reese event center is the most popular event center in Harlingen and has hosted an array of events, from small business meetings, to weddings and reunions. The event center features full banquet service, 2 dining areas, a dance floor with stage area and a stylish cocktail lounge. The view from the top floor event center is set to be an extraordinary feature of the The Reese.

Inquiries about business and residential sales for the Reese can be made at 956-423-3140