Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and Costa Vida are the first tenants in a new strip mall on Burden Boulevard in Pasco.
Called Burden Plaza II, the 10,617-square-foot retail space is located off Road 68, near the TRAC facility and the new Hampton Inn & Suites, at 6627 Burden Blvd. The lot size for the plaza is about 32,670 square feet.
The building will feature the Tri-Cities’ third Dickey’s restaurant in three years in an expanded space of 5,000 square feet. The other two Tri-City restaurants are about half the size. The extra space will house a 100-person event center and new corporate office for the company’s sales, marketing, catering and operations teams. Dickey’s spent about $500,000 to build out its unit in Suite C and reports that rent is $7,000 a month. It expects to open in July.
Costa Vida serves coastal Mexico food and has two Richland restaurants and one in Kennewick.
All spaces except for one at the end are leased in the retail plaza. Construction was completed in May.
Christina Chong, Peter Ahn and Dorothy Kim of Kaleb Real Estate Group oversaw the development project from start to finish, from the initial purchasing of the raw land, to design, permitting and construction, along with the help of local architects and contractors.
The Kaleb Group will oversee the lease up and property management of the building. Headquartered in Bellevue, with a satellite office in Orange County, California, the company manages the retail building next to Burden Plaza II as well as another retail building in Kennewick.
The Kaleb Group is a fully integrated real estate company specializing in the development, acquisition and management of commercial real estate. Its portfolio includes office buildings, medical office suites, retail centers and storage facilities.
The company saw the potential of the Tri-City area many years ago and jumped at the opportunity to be a part of its growth and revitalization.
The Kaleb Group officials said developing Burden Plaza II would create new jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the area as well as provide a positive return on investment for its clients.
Troy Hendren from the city of Pasco building department was instrumental in getting the project’s plans approved and construction moving on a timely schedule, The Kaleb Group officials said.
MH Construction of Kennewick was the general contractor. Wave Design of Kennewick was the architect.
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