Shopping Center Business

MAY 2015

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102 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • MAY 2015 R E S T A U R A N T R E V I E W types were 3,900 to 4,000 square feet and featured too many four-top tables. Din- ing room utilization had gotten low with parties of one or two sitting at four-top tables. Profitality recommended shaving square footage off the front of the house; the previous prototype offered 110 inte- rior seats and 36 parties. The reduced 3,600-square-foot prototype better utilizes its dining room with 90 seats and a com- parable number of parties: 35. Another area of reduction was travel paths. In a typical fast-casual restaurant, you order at a counter, and then it's a full- service model after that: a server brings you your food at the table, clears your dishes and so forth. "But the travel paths in our old prototype were very, very long," says Price. "With our new prototype, we were able to reduce those travel paths by 47 percent. That gets the food out quicker but also helps with labor staffing. If you're in a peak time, you might need three servers to handle delivering food in a timely manner; we can now do that with two." In addition to being more operation- ally efficient, the new prototype is efficient from a construction/design perspective. Using unique construction, new units can be built much faster. "The pad gets poured, the exterior walls are literally Sty- rofoam blocks and they go together like Legos," explains Price. "The whole four walls [can be] raised in five days. Plus, the Styrofoam is so energy-efficient that we were able to go from three HVAC units down to two." To date, 10 units feature the new '5X' front-of-house design (seven new builds and three remodels). Core States Group Architecture teamed up with Corner Bak- ery Cafe's in-house design and market- ing departments to create the new look. Front-of-house changes include a lighter Front-of-house changes include a lighter millwork package to brighten the feel for Millennials but also not lose Corner Bakery Cafe's Italian heritage. Floors and booth backs were lightened. Hotel Development Opportunity 4.09 acre up to 7.37 acre buildable site Grand Avenue @ Old Brea Canyon Road Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Excellent location for mid-size upscale business hotel* - 4.09 acre site to accommodate 180 room mid-upscale business hotel with 48,200sq.ft. of ofce space, or - 7.37 acre site to accommodate 405 room business suite hotel complex with up to 76,200sq.ft. of ofce space *Source: AECOM report • Situated adjacent to one of the most heavily travelled interchanges in southern California – Orange (57) and Pomona (60) freeways • Immediate access to both the Orange (57) and Pomona (60) freeways via Grand Avenue on- and of- ramps • Site access directly from Grand Avenue via signalized intersection 4.09 acre project site 7 . 3 7 a c r e p r o j e c t s i t e City of Industry 600-acre Industry Business Center or NFL Stadium development N e w W e s t b o u n d S R- 6 0 o n - r a m p James DeStefano City Manager, City of Diamond Bar 909.839.7010 • Denley Investment 323-463-4100 Contact Information

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