Former Columbia House

aerialchbuilding-smThe building was last occupied by BMG (formerly Columbia House). Parking is available for approximately 685 vehicles.  The building features a self-contained phone system with a fiber optic hub, back-up AC, UPS, and a raised floor.  The building has a dedicated, secure employee entrance.

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The former Columbia House is located at 1400 N. Fruitridge Avenue and is in close proximity to Terre Haute's well established north side retail neighborhood.  Companies like Menard's, Big-Lots, Little Casear's Pizza, Applebee's, Ritters Frozen Custard, and Kroger's call the north side home.  

Site/Building Size
The building is approximately 123,900 square feet with a raised floor of 45,000 square feet.  The building features a 10,000 square foot Data Center; 25,000 square feet in office space; and has six large conference rooms.  There is a 7,400 square foot cafeteria/vending area with indoor seating for 150.  An additional outdoor courtyard is approximately 4,500 square feet.  The building has optical fiber which is connected to an OC48 system.  The OC48 is connected to the main PBX phone switching system with ability to hold 1,200 incoming phone lines.  There is a Cummins 600 kW generator. on site.  In additional there are two large fireproof safes for tape storage.  There are four four restroom complexes and ceiling height ranges from 9-feet to 10-feet. Lighting is mostly energy efficient T-8's  and is computer controlled. The HVAC system includes 7 AHU's which are computer controlled with economizer modes. 

Negotiable Sale and Lease

M-2 Heavy Industry 

The Former Columbia House is located on Fruitridge Avenue, a multilane thoroughfare which handles all levels of vehicle and truck traffic.  The site is approximately seven-miles north of Interstate Highway 70 and is located approximately three-miles east of U.S. Highway 40.  Terre Haute International Airport is the nearest commercial airport at five miles from site. Indianapolis International Airport is the nearest passenger airport, 70-miles east.


Power — provider is Duke Energy.  Service includes a 34.4KV to 12.4KV to 480V with backup generators for lighting and computer rooms 
Water — provider is Indiana American Water Company
Gas — provider is Vectren  and supplies natural gas for three boilers
Sewer — provider is through the City of Terre Haute
Communications — Frontier Communications; JOINK


Rail — CSX Transportation; Indiana Railroad Company
Highway — Interstate Highway 70; U.S. Highways 40, 41, 150; State Roads 42, 46, 63
Truck Service —Terre Haute is served by 52 over-the-road truck lines, 12 have terminals in the city
Air —Terre Haute International Airport; Indianapolis International Airport
Ports — Indiana’s three ports are accessible by rail and highway to/from Terre Haute, Indiana. The Burns Harbor Portage is located in the northwest corner of the state, and Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon Portages are located in the southern corners of the state

Contact Information
Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, 630 Wabash Avenue, Suite 101, Terre Haute, IN 47807 • Phone: 812.234.2524 • Web: • Email:


Terre Haute, Indiana


The Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation works closely with local and state officials to develop customized packages that meet the needs of business and the interests of the community.  The scope of project incentives is based on number and type of new jobs created or retained in Indiana, and new capital investments made in the community.

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Terre Haute EDC
630 Wabash Avenue, Suite 101
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807

Steve Witt, President
Phone: (812) 234-2524
Fax: (812) 232-6054

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