Paul Solomon and Solomon & Co., are nearing completion of a major remodel of the former Western Airlines building at 6171 W. Century Boulevard. The 8-month project, which will be completed next month, includes all new common areas and systems as well as a new facade with floor-to-ceiling glass, a new lobby area and modernized bathrooms and elevators. The project will also include a new bar, the third location of Original Rinaldi’s sandwich shop and a new, outdoor courtyard with landscaping and seating.

Solomon said the tenant list includes Stella Travel, a travel company that specializes in package travel to the South Pacific and relocated from El Segundo; the planning, design and construction firm of Hensel Phelps; Team Rubicon, a non-profit that provides disaster relief and will move in at the end of the first quarter; and M-Theory Group, a consulting and financing firm that specializes in technology and telecom infrastructure. Solomon, who was instrumental in the renaissance of the Downtown L.A. Arts District, said he is excited to be on the ground floor of the rebirth of the Gateway area.

“Century is a long-neglected area like Downtown L.A. was when I started there in 1999. But all the infrastructure and the connection of the light rail to the airport was a big boost to my confidence for the success of this area,” said Solomon, who referred to the area as “the bridge between the South Bay and the Westside.”

Solomon said there will be a broker’s open house for the remaining 18,000 square feet available in the building on February 17. For more information about leasing or the open house, please contact Jason Fine of Jones Lang LaSalle at (424) 294-3431.