Ownership of the downtown Elks Temple and the adjacent property officially changed hands Friday.
“This is a major step towards bringing this project to fruition,” said developer Rick Moses in a news release announcing the closing.
Portland developer Williams & Dame transferred ownership of the Elks building to McMenamins Pubs & Breweries, and of the vacant land to the north to the City of Tacoma.
Tacoma’s City Council approved agreements in September that separated the projects even though development will roll along simultaneously. McMenamins bought the building and the land under it for $1.2 million, and the city bought the …