Category Archives: Retail

Easton Gateway Getting BJ’s Brewhouse, Melt Bar and Grilled and Pies and Pints

The 54 acre Easton Gateway is getting 13 new net leased retail and restaurant tenants in addition to bog box tenant Field and Stream, REI and Saks off Fifth . Huntington Beach based, polished casual restaurant BJ’s Brewhouse will be opening their third Central Ohio location. Cleveland based Melt Bar and Grill will be opening…

New Six 254 Unit Story Mixed Use for Reseda

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We haven’t seen much new for Reseda in decades so this is a significant start. Now that the LA river waterfront is beginning the process of partial deconstruction with a planned continuous landscaped riverfront complete with walking and biking paths we’ll begin to see a revitalization of mixed use retail and multifamily condo and apartment…

Jerome Township Near Dublin to Get New Retail Center

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The Columbus and Central Ohio metro has been relatively quiet in recent years concerning large scale suburban retail developments, but that’s going to change a bit with the Simon Tangers Outlet retail Mall at I-71 and route 36 in Delaware County, Bridge Street Corridor in Dublin and now this 400,000 square foot net leased retail…

West Hollywood Restoration Hardware on Melrose to Open on 24th

West Los Angeles net leased retail for sale

The new European villa like Restoration Hardware will be located at 8564 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood. The older store over by Beverly Center at 8722 Beverly Blvd. will not be closed as earlier rumored, but instead will be transitioned to a Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. Originally, retailer Restoration Hardware had planned on occupying…

Downtown Los Angeles Commercial Development Recap

Downtown Los Angeles News (DTNews) just recapped the truly mega number of commercial developments underway or in planning stages for downtown for a total of 94 today with 14 of those added since late spring. Plans are for at least 3,000 new residential units, Condos and apartments, in just the 14 new projects announced since…

Johnny Rockets at the Local Drive-In?

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This is an interesting nostalgic concept that I read about on Daily Finance and Business Week. And anyone who knows me is quite aware that I’m into 50s and 60s collector cars and old music and old everything since I’m old.  So of course I would notice this. The first drive-in theaters appeared around 80…

Eight major changes coming to the streets of LA.

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I read this one today on Curbed LA. The primary reason I’m posting it is this: ” A crackdown on the jerks who misuse disabled placards to park for free at meters” I don’t know how they’re going to do this, but I really really hope it works. Second reason is: “No more insane towering parking…

Developers Of North Gate Centre Offer $19 million for new I-71 interchange

As many already know, there are two huge commercial real estate projects in the planning stages for the I-71 and Route 36/37 areas. First, is North Gate Centre, a collaboration between developers Pat Shivley and James Klingbeil, which would flank I-71 on both sides south of Route 36/37.  When built out it would be roughly…

Downtown Los Angeles – 20 Percent of all New LA Housing

I find this a little hard to believe, but according to Curbed LA, downtown LA with 1 percent of the land area has had 20 percent of the new housing since passage of the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance in 1999. The Adaptive Reuse Ordinance is largely responsible for the huge downtown gentrification we’ve seen over the…

Mixed Use Development Proposal for Clintonville Olympic Swim Club Site

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No, it’s not a proposal for Columbus to host the 20xx Olympics, but it is a large 152 unit mixed use development with ground floor mixed use retail and possibly office with three floors of multiunit residential on top in Clintonville to be named the Olympic.  And finally something a little different in architecture for…

Proposed Ohio General Hospital at Polaris

According to Carrie Ghose with Columbus Business First, Adeptus Health of Dallas Texas is expanding into Central Ohio with a proposed three story 24 bed (expandable to 48) on a 5 .5 acre parcel.  The parcel at the corner of I-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Fashion Mall area  is currently owned by McGraw…

Polaris Area Restaurants Booming

There’s lots new cooking up around Polaris between new openings and under construction projects of polished casual and fast casual restaurants. Latest two to have opened are the Roosters at 1041 Gemini Place and  Matt the Miller’s Tavern at 1436 Gemini Place.   The polished casual bar and grill is not at now at four locations,…

1200 Fig With 648 High End Condos Reveal Today

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648 condos in the twin 35 story towers will sit above eight stories of retail, parking and electronic signage in place of the two huge surface parking lots that face Staples Center now. The condos will range in size from 750 square feet to over 4,000.  A hotel may also be part of the project…

Columbus – Byers Chevrolet Retail Property Sold to NRI

The announcement came yesterday that Nationwide Realty bought the eight acre Byers Chevrolet property on W Broad Street, just west of Downtown Columbus on the Scioto Peninsula . Byers plans to be open in Grove City by November 15th according to Byers VP, George Kauffman.  Byers Automotive employs around 120 employees. Redevelopment plans have not been…

Retail and Restaurant Tenant Credit Ratings

This one is for my triple net retail investors. Net leased retail buyers desiring leverage know that national credit retailers’ credit ratings with S&P and Moody’s are hugely important for getting a loan at decent rates and terms or even getting the loan at all. Investment grade credit is S&P BBB or above. Once in…

Dublin, Ohio Arthritis Foundation Charity Car Show

For the 32nd annual show there was a record turnout last weekend with around 1,400 cars present, including me of course.   The perfect weather with no rain and moderate temperatures surely helped. As I’ve written about here many times, Dublin, Ohio has some big plans ahead for the revitalization of Dublin Granville Road from Sawmill…

Ohio State University South Campus Gateway Expansion.

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Ohio State University plans to start the rezoning process for the Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment properties on 7 acres immediately south of the existing South Campus Gateway.  This will be mixed use including ground floor retail with office space and residential above. The rezoning process will begin next month and is expected to be…

Retail parcel zoned for retail/restaurant needed in southern Delaware County, Ohio

Triple net retail leased restaurant client needs 3/4 acre up to 2 acres for fast casual restaurant use on route 23 in southern Delaware County (Columbus north) from approximately Orange Road up to Sandusky Street.   Zoning needs to already be commercial/retail.  Out parcels in front of Menard’s or Kroger’s preferred.  Build to suit opportunity, fine….

Century City’s Westfield Mall Gets $700 Million Facelift

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And what a facelift it is!  The revamped mall will feature an additional 422,000 square feet of new retail space with an additional 70 Los Angeles commercial real estate net leased, world class luxury retailers or restaurants for a total of 220 retailers and restaurateurs. There will be eight acres of outdoor space including a…

Net Lease Retail Cap Rate Compression for First Quarter 2014

Cap rates fell 40 basis points and net lease retail product quality also falls in the first quarter of 2014. We’re thinking retail right about now as the national ICSC Global Retail Real Estate Convention is just around the corner running through May 18-20 and over 30,000 net lease retail professionals converge on Las Vegas….