New Retail/Office building coming to the Stadium District:
A 2-story, 16,500 sqft building is planned for the parking lot (currently used by Stadium Thriftway customers) at North 1st & N G Streets. Preliminary plans call for 10,500 sqft of retail (with restaurant) and 6,000 sqft of office space.
The new building will sit across North 1st from the fully-leased retail conversion that now contains Rhein Haus, Starbucks, Mud Bay & more. The new Stadium Apartments across G Street... is in its final construction stages and now pre-leasing. That building will house Anthem Coffee among other retail tenants. A station for the expanded Tacoma LINK will be just feet away once completed in 2022. Construction on the new retail/office structure will commence once tenants have been secured.
What kind of retail tenants would you like to see fill the new Stadium District space?
According to public records with the city, the new owners are exploring developing a 3-story mixed-use building with 14 residential units & retail where the PARKING LOT is located. Possible construction to start in Spring 2019.
Come See the Softer Side of a Lifestyle Center Addition?
Simon Property Group appears to be getting ready for the end of Sears at the Tacoma Mall with a new 125,000 sq ft addition in the store's place. The new building will be 20-40 feet in height with plans for construction to begin in early 2019. MG2 is the architect firm working on the project at the Tacoma Mall. They have also been working on a project at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood that calls for an "Entertainment/Food Village" in place of the former Sears building. The Alderwood Mall project includes a Dave & Busters, Cheesecake Factory & other retail stores.
There has been no closure announcement for the Tacoma Mall Sears. If the store were to close it would be the last of Sears/K-Mart stores in Tacoma.
As you may have heard La Fondita in the Proctor District closed its door and the building was for sale. The $1.45 million sale finalized today. The new owners of the space are also partners in the vegan & raw restaurant Viva, also located in the Proctor District. A new, expanded Viva coming to the new space?
HUGE Buffet Coming to Tacoma!
The people behind the 26,000 square foot Feast Buffet in Renton (pictured) are bringing a 25,000 square foot buffet to Tacoma! Harvest Buffet will open in the former Hancock Fabric & El Tenampa space on 38th Street (Outback & Goodwill shopping center). Estimated Capacity: 700 people.
Adult price ranges at the Renton buffet:...
Mon-Fri Lunch $16.99; Sat & Sun Lunch: $24.99
Mon-Thurs Dinner $24.99; Fri, Sat & Sun Dinner $29.99
Build-out of the space should begin in April.
Just a quick drive to the mall, Texas de Brazil is opening a buffet next to H&M. Good thing Tacoma has a lot of gyms (and more coming)!
Coming Soon to 6th Ave Tacoma: CIDER
Woodinville-based Locust Cider is planning to open a taproom on 6th Ave. with construction to start in April. The taproom will be located next to the soon to open The Pizza Press in the building currently being remodeled (2805 6th Ave. former liquor store) next to Jazzbones.
Founded in 2015, this will be Locust Cider's 4th location. Their full-production cidery (and taproom) is located in Woodinville. The 2nd and newly expanded taproom is... in Ballard. The 3rd is planned to open this April in Fort Worth, TX south of Downtown.
Learn more about Locust Ciders: http://www.locustcider.com/ciders/
Who is ready for some local Cider?
The Bostwick Tully's Coffee (9th & Broadway) in Downtown Tacoma is expected to close soon. They are running through their current supplies. Some more inventory is being delivered (from closed stores?) but they don't expect to be open in 2 weeks. The Stadium District Tully's closed last week.
UPDATE: Most Tully's are now "Temporarily" Closed due to lack of coffee. 4 stores including the Tacoma Bostwick store will be open tomorrow until they run out of coffee.
Tully's Coffee shops have been struggling lately with many locations closing or being evicted. They are also in a contract dispute with Keurig Green Mountain who owns the Tully's brand.
Big Changes Possible for The Dome District? The City of Tacoma has just put 10.6 acres of land out for RFP (Request for Proposals). The property includes the Tacoma Dome's G parking lot. The City is looking for proposals that will transform the site next to I-5 & the Tacoma Dome into a "Entertainment/Retail Destination". A Mixed-Use development is possible if it includes the Entertainment & Retail aspect.
Minimum Bid for the property is $8,000,000. Proposals are due May 8th. ...
The property has great visibility to I-5 but definitely has some issues with access and topography.
What would you like to see developed next to the Tacoma Dome?
Looking to move your Headquarters? Tacoma has a building for you!
The State Farm (formerly Russell Investments) building hit the market today. According to the listing, the 12 floor, 219,050 sq ft building will be available Jan 01, 2019
Full Building Opportunity. 219,050 RSF (12 floors) of office space for lease. 230 secure, on-site parking stalls. Corporate headquarters opportunity. Former headquarters for Russell Investments and State Farm. Naming Rights. Best office building south of downtown Seattle. Educated workforce. Excellent access to freeway and public transportation. Lower cost of living than nearby Seattle.
NEW: The owners of Parkway, Hanks, Coles & a soon to open bar in the heart of the Proctor District are continuing their North Tacoma bar expansion with the purchase of Terry's Office Tavern on Proctor at North 34th Street in the works.
2 new project are planned on the future Tacoma Link extension in Tacoma's Hilltop. Back in 2016, Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (City) purchased the property at 9th & MLK with the intention of having it developed into mixed-use projects.
The Request for Proposal went out to developers last year and TCRA chose Kōz Development for the market-rate portion & Mercy Housing for the affordable housing.
The Kōz Development building will house 156 residential units along wi...th retail & live/work spaces on the 1st floor. Construction is planned to start in February 2019.
Mercy Housing's building will house 61 units of affordable senior housing. Construction is planned to start in September of 2019.
The Tacoma Link extension is planned to start construction this Fall. Once complete there will be 2 stations along MLK within 2 blocks of the new housing projects.
Mercy Housing has developed and operated 4 Hilltop housing projects on and around Yakima Ave..
Kōz Development is currently building a market-rate apartment building at 17th & Market St. in Downtown with a 152-unit project in permitting at Puyallup Ave. and C St. in the Dome District. The Puyallup Ave. project is anticipated to break ground in April 2018.
**Both renderings are preliminary renderings**
JUST IN: Adriatic Grill to close this Sunday.
To All of Our Valued Guests:
Over the past 11 years, we have been honored to be a part of all of your lives! We have helped celebrate your birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, engagements, honored loved ones, and new members of your families. You have been a BIG part of our lives, and we are honored you chose us to be in yours....
Which is why we have heavy hearts in announcing Sunday, February 25, 2018 will be the last day of business for the Adriatic Grill. This closure comes as a result of the building owner selling the property and ending our lease.
We have worked with passion seven days a week for the last 11 years to be ready for you to walk through our doors. We appreciate every one of you and your support. As we wind down the Adriatic Grill this week, please know we are keeping our options open for another spot. You will be the first to know of any future endeavor.
With all of our gratitude,
Chef Bill & Miss Monique
The article Puget Sound Energy (PSE) does not want you to read: "Because of the potential for such leaks to cause a catastrophic accident that would threaten the 500 workers and contractors at the facility, as well as nearby communities, including the town of Johnson Bayou, the federal safety agency ordered the two tanks shut down within seven days. Other storage tanks at the facility must also be inspected to determine if they have experienced similar problems in the past."
But this couldn't happen in Tacoma, right? We are getting the "totally safe" LNG facility.