376 W. Main St. - Saranac Flats - Benton Harbor, MI

376 Saranac Flats

The Saranac building has been a part of Benton Harbor’s Main Street landscape for nearly a century. It was originally constructed in the early 1920’s by the Saranac Machine Company to house the company’s operations of design and construction of high-grade agricultural packing machinery.

This building has undergone a complete renovation to restore it to its original beauty as Saranac Flats.  Extensive masonry work, a new roof, as well as a complete rebuild of the front exterior wall are a few components of this historic restoration.   An addition has also been built on the south end of the building to create a private entrance for the residential tenants.  Great care was taken to preserve the unique historical elements such as the limestone block bearing the “Saranac” name located above the Main Street entrance.  True divided light windows were also used to replicate the building’s original appearance.  

This dramatic transformation created 9,300 square feet of retail and commercial space on the first floor. The second floor has eight loft-style apartments that became available for rent in February 2014.

Overall Building Features:

  • Key-card access
  • Elevator
  • Secure, covered parking
  • Private, 24-hr fitness facility
  • Professional management
  • 24-hr emergency maintenance
  • Pet friendly (breed/weight restrictions may apply)
  • Smoke-free environment


The first-floor commercial space will maintain Saranac’s original character, yet feature modern amenities and design, as well as a Main Street presence. The suites are a perfect blend of old and new with exposed brick and beams on the interior and large windows providing an abundance of natural light.

Commercial features include:

  • Build to suit space
  • Daily traffic counts of 9,100
  • Immediate access to Business Loop I-94
  • Off-street parking
  • On-site, professional property management


The second floor, loft-style apartments at Saranac Flats offer an urban living experience like no other in Southwest Michigan. Immediately upon stepping into your new home you will be amazed by the incredible natural light provided by the wall-to-wall windows.  With a variety of floor plans, from one to two-bedrooms, Saranac Flats is sure to have a loft home that suits you perfectly.
Apartment Features:

  • Open concept floor plan
  • Wall-to-wall windows
  • Private balcony
  • Stainless appliances, including commercial stove
  • Unique, recycled-glass kitchen countertops
  • Dishwasher
  • Window treatments
  • Washer/dryer
  • Cable and internet ready