Tuesday, November 18, 2014

City to Lease Two Restaurant Spaces in Public Buildings Downtown, Near UTEP

Two City of El Paso buildings will get new restaurant tenants, according to this week's City Council agenda. The City2 building and the Glory Road Transit Terminal may see eateries in the coming months.
A Schlotzsky's restaurant will lease storefront space at the City's Mulligan Building in Downtown El Paso, one of two retail spaces in the historic structure. (City of El Paso)

City2, the civic name given to the historic Mulligan Building in Downtown El Paso, has two storefronts for lease, and a Schlotzsky's sandwich shop is poised to open up in one of the spaces. The building is located at 218 N. Campbell Street, across the street from City Hall.

The operator of the Schlotzsky's restaurant is seeking a 10-year lease for the planned 1,834 square foot space, with an option for two additional five year lease periods. The City will make improvements to the interior to bring it to "shell space" condition prior to turning it over.
Schlotzsky's will occupy a 1,834 square foot space on the first floor of the Mulligan Building. (City of El Paso)

Schlotzsky's operator will spend about $500,000 to improve the space, according to the agenda item. It may open as a combination Schlotzsky's/Cinnabon restaurant, though no construction timeline or opening date has been disclosed.

Another lease is pending for the Glory Road Transit Terminal near the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). According to the lease, the lessee is Sumatra Hookah Lounge, LLC.

The lease states that food and alcoholic beverages will be allowed, but smoking will be prohibited on the premises since the terminal sits on UTEP land. The terminal also serves as a parking garage next door to the Don Haskins Center.
A retail space at the Glory Road Transit Terminal will be leased to a possible restaurant and/or bar in a space indicated here by the orange arrow. (google.com/maps)
This space is 3,750 square feet and sits in the southeast corner of the structure, along Cincinnati Avenue. The lessee is seeking a five year lease with two additional five year options. No timeline or opening date is included in the lease agreement.