At 1625 S. Tacoma Way, there is no more haggling, and tire kicking and looking under the hood are things of the past. The one-time address of a car showroom is now the home of a stunning event space: Historic 1625 Tacoma Place. The building was originally built in the late ’40s as a Dodge truck dealership, and over the years, other dealerships called it home, including Osborne McCann Cadillac. In 2005, the property was purchased by the current owners of Historic 1625 and transformed into an event venue.
Where the service bays once were, you’ll now find the Collector Car Showroom, a world-class collection of high-powered American cars. The collection can be a nice cocktail hour add-on for an event. The former showroom is now the 6,000-square-foot event space and boasts brick walls and exposed beam ceilings. French doors dating back to the 1940s offer a grand entrance into the space, which can accommodate up to 350 guests. Additional amenities include free parking, tables and chairs for 200, banquet and bar tables, and rooms that can be used for coat checks, childcare or VIP pre-event lounges.