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New Restaurant at Union Station? Metro Looking for “Local Chef”

10:56 AM PDT on May 28, 2013

Union Bagel, we hardly knew ya. Image:##http://walknridela.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Union-Bagel2.jpg##Walk N' Ride L.A.##

As the modernization of Union Station continues, Metro is looking for a "local chef" willing to invest in a new restaurant in L.A.'s largest transit hub.

This staff report presented at last Thursday's Metro Board meeting has the details.

Here is the summary in the report's introduction:

We are currently negotiating with a local chef to open a new restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Union Bagel. Over the proposed 15-year term (10 years, plus one 5-year option), this lease is anticipated to generate $1.2 million in rent based on the current market rate per square foot, and up to an additional $1.0 million based on potential sales volume, which exceeds the current CEO's authority of $500,000. The potential tenant is expected to invest between $300,000 and $400,000 in tenant improvements. Negotiations are expected to be concluded within the next 3-4 weeks with occupancy anticipated within nine months.

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