Restaurant Depot plans to open Sonoma County meals service wholesale retailer

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A series of New York-based meals service wholesalers is ready to open its first retailer within the North Bay.

Restaurant Depot has signed the primary pre-release on Panattoni Growth Firm’s Innovation Middle mission in Rohnert Park, confirmed itemizing agent Ronald Reinking of Newmark.

The chain has signed a 10-year contract for 46,000 close to 90,000 sq. toes of the bigger of two buildings beneath building at 5000 Dowdell Avenue on Enterprise Middle Drive.

In accordance with Reinking, the wholesaler has been in search of a marketplace for a number of years.

“There was nothing that suited their wants,” he stated. “Panattoni had beforehand constructed a restaurant constructing for his depot, so[the wholesaler]has been keeping track of this mission for the previous few years.”

Restaurant Depot, primarily based within the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens, New York Metropolis, is a money and carry wholesaler. Because of this firms pay for merchandise on the spot moderately than signing an bill with fee phrases. The chain focuses on gross sales in excessive quantity eating places and different meals service operators, providing uniforms, gear and provides, recent produce, packaged meals and wine.

A membership is required to enter the shop, however membership is free for anybody who can show they’re licensed to buy for a licensed enterprise.

The Money and Carry warehouse retailer is a self-service mannequin for companies and an alternative choice to ordering supply from distributors.

The same cash-and-carry retailer idea is Costco Wholesale, which at the moment has seven places within the North Bay and 847 warehouses worldwide. It began in 1976 as Value Membership, a membership retailer for small companies in San Diego, however inside a number of years it started promoting memberships to the general public, based on the historical past of the Washington-based firm. Shops are open to enterprise and shopper members, however places have opening hours devoted to business prospects.

One other foodservice-oriented retailer chain with native ties is Chef’sStore. It began in 1955 as United Grocers Money & Carry in Oregon. After being acquired by Good & Remaining, it grew to become Money&Carry Good Foodservice in 1988 and was later rebranded as Good Foodservice Warehouse Shops. In 2020, distributor US Meals purchased it and gave the chain its present identify.

We have now 17 shops in California, together with our solely North Bay retailer in Santa Rosa. The shop is open to the general public.

Restaurant Depot started in 1990 as a JETRO Money & Carry Retailer and 6 years later launched Restaurant Depot. The chain has since expanded to 149 places nationwide. Current San Francisco Bay Space shops are positioned in San Francisco, Oakland, Harmony and San Jose. The corporate has introduced his three new shops for 2023, the closest of which is in Bakersfield.

The Journal has reached out to Restaurant Depot for touch upon the placement of Rohnert Park.

Panattoni, an Irvine-based developer of nationwide industrial and workplace initiatives, has constructed main buildings within the southern Napa Valley in latest many years and simply accomplished three warehouses in Fairfield, Solano County. , owned 10.3 acres of land in Sonoma County 5 years in the past. The well-known cartoonist, the late Charles Schultz. (His widow, Jeannie Schultz, is the proprietor of Sonoma Media Investments, the mother or father firm of the North Bay Enterprise Journal and Press Democrat.)

After a number of years of protected species mitigation and entitlement work, the Rohnert Park mission secured metropolis grading permits this fall and work is underway to arrange pads for concrete buildings. Each 28-foot-tall buildings are scheduled to be accomplished subsequent September.

The Innovation Middle mission was initially designed with two buildings measuring 89,600 sq. toes, however parking wants for the restaurant depot lowered the scale of the second constructing to simply beneath 70,000 sq. toes, Reinking stated. says. All contracts for the second constructing are pending, however he stated the area can have two of his tenants if no lease is signed.

Reinking stated the mission requires rents of $1.30 to $1.35 per sq. foot month-to-month on a triple internet foundation, making it one of many prime industrial rents within the space.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Trevor Buck represented Restaurant Depot in its Rohnert Park lease that was signed in September.

Jeff Quackenbush covers wine, building and actual property. He was a contributor to San Francisco’s Bay Metropolis Information Service earlier than coming to Enterprise He Journal in 1999. Contact him at or 707-521-4256.

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