Hot space: Boxer Learning building ripe for the picking

There's prime real estate, and then there's prime real estate. The former Boxer Learning building on the Downtown Mall across from Central Place is certainly the latter, with its soaring 30-foot first-floor ceilings, walls of glass, and solid steel vaults. It's just a matter of finding the right tenant.

Boxer Learning, an educational software company, downsized from this former bank building to a new office on Court Square in the spring. Ever since, landlord Lee Danielson has been hard at work scoping out potential businesses to take its place.

Real estate agent Stu Rifkin of HasBrouck Real Estate says the possibilities for the 20,000-square-foot building are nearly endless. A high-end restaurant is considering the bottom floor, he says, but the building could also house a department store or luxury condominiums. For now, however, signs of Boxer's departure abound: Chairs, desks, computer equipment, even Sharpies and a wilting plant remain.

And inside the vault? Recycling.

Oh, well.