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Knoebel Completes Construction of $2M Restaurant in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Knoebel Construction has completed construction of the new $2 million HopCat restaurant and craft beer bar in St. Louis’ Delmar Loop, which is an entertainment and dining district. The 8,580-square-foot restaurant features seating for 245 guests, a draft bar and outdoor beer garden. The project consisted of renovating the existing building while preserving as much of the original structure as possible, including wood beams and exposed brick. Knoebel rebuilt the entire roof …

Faris Lee Brokers $3.9M Sale of IHOP-Occupied Property in Palm Springs, California

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. — Faris Lee Investments has arranged the sale of a restaurant property located in Palm Springs. An undisclosed buyer acquired the asset for $3.9 million. IHOP occupies the 4,600-square-foot freestanding building on a triple-net lease. The restaurant has occupied the building for more than 26 years, with a recent 10-year lease extension. Nick Coo, Matt Brooks, Tom Chichester and Joe Chichester of Faris Lee represented the undisclosed seller in the

Pinnacle Arranges $1.8M Sale of Qdoba-Occupied Property in Suburban St. Louis

CLAYTON, MO. — Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors LLC has arranged the sale of a 3,600-square-foot property occupied by Qdoba, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant, in Clayton for $1.8 million. The single-tenant building is located at 6701 Clayton Road across the street from a Schnuck’s grocery store. Qdoba has operated at the location since 2016. Zach Wright, Rob Edwards and Tom Ethington of Pinnacle represented the buyer, a Texas-based investor. A local real estate company was the

Unico Properties Delivers 96,000 SF Mixed-Use Building in Denver

DENVER — Unico Properties, with Confluent Development as construction manager, has delivered The Circa Building, a 96,000-square-foot mixed-use building located at 1615 Platte St. in Denver. The four-story building features 80,000 square feet of office space on the top three levels, 10,000 square feet of Class A retail and restaurant space on the ground level, and three levels of underground parking. Xero, an online accounting software provider, has leased 30,000 square feet of space at …

Two New Restaurants Sign Leases at Wheeling Town Center in Suburban Chicago

WHEELING, ILL. — Two new restaurants have signed leases at Wheeling Town Center, which is slated to open in early 2019. Meat and Potato Eatery and Eggsperience will occupy 4,000 square feet each and provide outdoor seating for patrons. Both restaurants have other locations in the Chicagoland area. The retail portion of Wheeling Town Center is now 83 percent leased. Previously signed tenants include City Works Eatery and Pour House, Mia’s Cantina, Starbucks, Inland Bank, CMX Cinemas, 312 …

Sapir Real Estate Development Breaks Ground on $45M Snow Heights Retail Project in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sapir Real Estate Development has broken ground on the first phase of Snow Heights Promenade, a retail and entertainment project in Albuquerque. The $45 million phase will include a skyline live entertainment stage that will feature live DJ’s, concerts, comics, family movies, magic and puppet shows. In addition, Snow Heights Promenade will feature a children’s play area, dog park, restaurants, pubs, entertainment venues and retailers. Signed tenants at the …

CalBay Development Buys Two Restaurant Properties Near Los Angeles for $5.8M

ONTARIO, CALIF. — CalBay Development has acquired two restaurant properties in Ontario for a total of $5.8 million. In June, the company purchased a to-be-vacated restaurant building, located at 2345 S. Grove Ave., for $2 million. MGR Real Estate represented the seller, an owner-user, in the deal, while MidFirst Bank provided acquisition financing. In May, the City of Ontario Planning Commission approved CalBay’s application to change the use of the property from restaurant to express …

Hanley Investment Group Brokers Sale of Two Starbucks Properties in Northern California for $5.5M

RIPON AND PARADISE, CALIF. — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors has negotiated the sale of two newly constructed, single-tenant retail properties in two separate transactions in Northern California. In the first transaction, Bill Asher and Jeff Lefko of Hanley Investment Group represented a Glendale, Calif.-based private developer in the disposition of a 1,550-square-foot drive-thru property located at 338 E. Main St. in Ripon. A Northern California-based private investor …

CAVA Group to Acquire Plano-Based Zoës Kitchen for $300M

PLANO, TEXAS — CAVA Group Inc., a privately held restaurant group specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, will acquire Zoës Kitchen for approximately $300 million. The Plano-based fast casual chain has about 260 restaurant locations throughout the country. Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of Zoës Kitchen will receive $12.75 in cash for each share of common stock, a premium of approximately 33 percent over the closing share price on August 16, 2018 (the stock price opened at …

McDonald’s to Invest $186M to Modernize 240 Restaurants Across Florida

CHICAGO — McDonald’s and its franchisees plan to invest approximately $186 million to modernize 240 restaurants located across Florida. The initiative is part of the fast food giant’s aim to invest $6 billion to modernize most of their U.S. restaurants by 2020. The transformed Florida restaurants will feature modernized dining rooms with globally and locally inspired décor; new furniture; refreshed exterior designs; digital self-order kiosks; remodeled counters; digital menu boards …

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