In today’s edition of The Daily News, we discussed the past, present and future fate of Downtown’s historical One Commerce Square.
Pinnacle Airlines began its move to the landmark tower Aug. 8. So far, about 156 employees have relocated from Nonconnah Corporate Center near Memphis International Airport. Come December, One Commerce will house 650 associates of the Memphis-based airline.
Last fall, we reported the logistical challenges involved in moving Pinnacle’s control center from point A to point B in one fell swoop. Unlike the tower’s other portfolio of tenants – including Independent Bank, Great American Steamboat Co., and a pending restaurant provider – Pinnacle’s move is weather permitting, said spokesman Joe Williams.
“Construction is still going on and we don’t really plan to move (the control center) until probably sometime in the October time frame,” Williams said. “The end of the summer flying season would be over by then and it would be prior to the time when historically airlines experience snow and bad weather and that sort of thing, particularly in the Northeast, where we do a lot of flying.”