The Whiskey Row Lofts on the corner of Second and Main Streets has landed its first new tenant. Sol Aztecas Grill & Cantina is expected to open in the fall of 2010 in about 3,700 square feet of the $18 million mixed-use project. The local chain will join Bearno’s Pizza already operating in the building.
Saul Garcia, head of the restaurant group making the announcement, also operates the more relaxed Los Aztecas restaurant at Sixth & Main Streets. Sol Aztecas is expected to be more a more upscale Mexican restaurant with a full bar and a patio.
Developers of the project praised the announcement as the right type of tenant: local and successful. The 100,000 square foot project has already seen some interior demolition and asbestos removal and is planned to be under construction this fall. It’s expected that at least three more retail tenants will join Bearno’s and Sol Aztecas. The project is being undertaken by Bill Weyland of City Properties Group and building owners and siblings Stephen and Julie “Valle” Jones.
This stretch of Main Street is really beginning to see quite a renaissance as the Arena next door continues to grow and work on the new Patrick O’Shea’s restaurant on the other side continues construction.
[ UPDATE 2009.07.10: We have confirmed with City Properties Group that the new Sol Aztecas will be located in the old Burwinkle-Hendershot building, the easternmost of the two (the one on the right in the rendering). ]
- Sol Aztecas Grill & Cantina (Official Site)
- Pre-Construction: Inside The Whiskey Row Lofts (Broken Sidewalk)
- Whiskey Row Development Plans Outlined (Broken Sidewalk)
- A Tour Of Construction Progress At Patrick O’Shea’s (Broken Sidewalk)