Citing its continued popularity on social media, investors plan to renovate and reopen the former Sweet Tomatoes at 6202 E. Broadway, near Wilmot Road.
ST Three LLC has leased the 7,024-square-foot building from JKJ Fairview LLC. Nancy McClure, with CBRE, represented the landlord and NAI Horizon’s Gordon Wagner and Ben Craney represented the tenant.
“We first started talking with the tenant last summer, and the operating manager spent time bringing in contractors to understand the scope of work,” McClure said. “He indicated the concept (Sweet Tomatoes) had, and continues to have, a strong following with patrons still active on Facebook and Instagram sites.”
Sweet Tomatoes restaurants closed during the pandemic. ST Three LLC purchased exclusive rights and all intellectual property associated with the brands and has retained former Sweet Tomatoes operators to reopen the Tucson location, which operated from 1996 to 2020.
Sweet Tomatoes is expected to be open in a few months once renovations are completed.
The other location, on Wetmore Road and Stone Avenue, is owned by Tucson Mall, and no plans have been announced for that site.
Other local commercial transactions include:
McSpillers Holdings LLC bought 2,389 square feet of office space at 1102 N. El Dorado Place from K & S Leasing LLC for $550,000. Thomas J. Nieman, with Picor, represented the seller.
Strongbuilt Plumbing & Air leased 15,450 square feet of industrial space at Butterfield Technology Center, 4775 S. Butterfield Drive, from Butterfield Technology Center LLC and Foodtown Development Company LLC. Robert Glaser, with Picor, and Isaac Figueroa, with Larsen Baker, represented the landlord. David Wolf, with Wolf Realty Inc., represented the tenant.
Learn and Play Preschool leased an 8,912-square-foot building at 151 W. Orange Grove Road from Foothills Business Ventures. Rob Tomlinson, with Picor, represented the landlord and Cory Lamb and Robert Lamb, with Long Realty Co., represented the tenant.
Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers leased 1,625 square feet of office space at Green Valley Medical Mall, 1055 N. La Cañada Drive, from NWI Green Valley MOB LP. Thomas J. Nieman, with Picor, represented the landlord and Fletcher Perry, with Kidder Mathews Inc., represented the tenant.
Salad and Go is opening another location in the Speedway Pantano Square retail center. The restaurant chain leased a pad and will build a drive-thru at 7980 E. Speedway. The landlord, Larsen Baker, was represented by its broker Isaac Figueroa and Dave Hammack, with Picor representing the tenant.
5 restaurants and bars that have opened in the Tucson area in 2023
Main Event is a family-friendly bowling, arcade and entertainment venue that opened its first Tucson location in March.
Where: 4700 S Landing Way
Phone: (520) 503-3301
Website: Main Event
This popular chain that specializes in Chicago-style hot dogs opened in February where Claim Jumper once stood at the El Con Center.
Where: 3761 E Broadway Blvd
Dave’s Hot ChickenUpdated
Where: 5615 E. Broadway Blvd.
Phone: (520) 613-2420
Website: Dave’s Hot Chicken
Blue Front, home to American comfort foods, opened in January.
Where: 110 E. Congress St.
Phone: (520) 849-7964
Website: Blue Front
A new food truck park opened in February at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet.
Where: 4100 S. Palo Verde Road
Phone: (866) 440-2810
Website: Comida Park