The Wigwam Moves to New Location

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The Wigwam, the landmark log-cabin building on Route One in Glen Allen has been an icon since the 1920s. Once a popular restaurant and nightclub, it was bought by the Motley family in 1972, and converted to Motleys Auction Gallery. On Monday, the Wigwam was moved to the back of the 7-acre property to make room for Wigwam Crossing, a 22,000 square foot multi-tenant retail site.


In its new location, the Wigwam will be extensively remodeled, including a 5,000 square foot ballroom expansion, and will become an event space for special occasions, receptions, meetings and more. But the log cabin exterior will be kept intact. “I look forward to giving the Wigwam new life as an upscale event center, said Mark Motley, President of Motleys Asset Disposition Group, and owner of the Wigwam property.


Plans for Wigwam Crossing include 2 phases of Class A multi-tenant retail space. The first phase will include up to 12,000 square feet, subdivided into several shops and restaurants. Pad sites are also available. Construction is slated to begin late 2019.


The Wigwam and Wigwam Crossing are located at 10392 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA, just north of Sliding Hill Road.