“It’s all done and signed,” says Chris Ruffin, director of real estate for his father Phil Ruffin’s Ruffin Properties.
In August, Have You Heard? reported the lease was a possibility.
At the time, Chris Ruffin — who previously planned a country-and-western bar for the space — admitted the immigration office might not have the same flair.
“You know, it’s not glamorous, but it’s a really vital part of government resources.”
The renovated space will be ready in about a year.
Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture is the architect.
“It’s going to look really good,” Ruffin says. “I love the plans.”