Danville Hotel Nearly Fully Leased by Retailers


Walnut Creek Newmark Cornish & Carey announces that the highly anticipated redevelopment at the historic Danville Hotel is nearing completion and welcomes eight retailers. The unique, mixed-use property will feature a blend of shops and eateries in approximately 10,600 square feet of retail space and 7,200 square feet of restaurant space. Located in the core of downtown Danville, California at 411 Hartz Avenue and contained within a square city block, 16 second-floor residential condominiums will complete the ultimate live, work and play destination.

“The accelerated pace of leasing at the Danville Hotel is encouraging,” said Adria Giacomelli, a Newmark Cornish & Carey managing director who represents the property for lease with Gary Riele, president of Riele Commercial. “Once the scaffolding was removed and people were able to experience its charm and inviting nature, demand surged and we were able to capture an incredible tenant roster that will benefit the entire community.”

Joint developers Castle Companies and Nearon Enterprises will deliver space to retail tenants in late August through September. Tenant improvements are anticipated to be complete in November 2015 for the shops and January 2016 for the restaurants. As of July 2015, the following retailers have signed leases:

  • Papyrus – The leading, privately-held specialty retailer of personal expression products in North America leased approximately 1,200 square feet.
  • Heavenly Couture – The California and Florida-based clothier promises a heavenly shopping experience in its new, approximately 2,000-square-foot location.
  • Sole Desire Shoes – The premier independent women’s fashion comfort footwear and accessories retailer leased approximately 1,100 square feet.
  • Look + See Luxury Optical – The fashionable eyewear and accessory shop will expand into its location of approximately 1,000 square feet.
  • BoBen Designs – The fine jeweler will relocate from Pleasanton to an approximately 400-square-foot space.
  • Danville Brewing Company – A new restaurant concept conceived by the renowned Bridges Restaurant’s managing general partner, Randy Negi, and Alamo residents Marcus and Sara Maita, the approximately 3,700-square-foot brewery will feature gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries, salads sourced from local farms and homemade breads and rolls. Beer will be fermented on site.
  • Pizza Antica – The rustic, Cal-Italian-inspired restaurant will add a new location in approximately 2,800 square feet of space.
  • Basque Boulangerie Café – The beloved Sonoma, California-based bakery will open its second location of approximately 1,600 square feet.

Just three suites remain available that combine to approximately 2,700 square feet.

“The delivery of the Danville Hotel is synchronized well with the improvements that are nearing completion in the Town of Danville which will further enhance the vibrant downtown core,” said Riele. “Residents and visitors alike continue to find that this quaint town has big city appeal.”

The success and excitement over the Danville Hotel has already catalyzed further development in the area. Offering the first format for a large retailer in Danville, Hartz Plaza is currently being marketed as a redevelopment site for up to 15,000 square feet of retail space down the street from the Hotel at 200 Hartz Avenue. Providing a truly unique leasing opportunity, the developer will customize the property to the specifications of a single or multiple retailers.

About Newmark Cornish & Carey
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