GLENDALE, CA—Local developer Caruso Affiliated has entered the creative office space. The developer, which is known for its retail and residential developments, has purchased the Masonic Temple, a historic landmark, a vacant lot and two adjacent buildings from Frank De Pietro and Sons with plans to build a creative office property. The property will also include some retail and restaurants. The purchase price was not disclosed.

“The Masonic Temple is a local architectural gem, in a vibrant part of Glendale, right across from the Americana at Brand,” Matt Middlebrook, EVP of development of Caruso Development, tells “The history and location present a great opportunity for street retail, dining and office space with the ability to ensure the long-term preservation of a quintessential Glendale art deco tower. We want to celebrate the historic aspect of the Masonic Temple. We are envisioning the Masonic Temple as mixed-use with office and ground-floor retail or dining experience.”

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