Roam Artisan Burgers to Open Silicon Valley Location at Bay Meadows

Top-rated San Francisco purveyor expands to transit-oriented mixed-use village in San Mateo

San Mateo, CA – April 17, 2017 – The wait for pasture-to-plate burgers in Silicon Valley will soon be over. Roam Artisan Burgers has signed a lease to bring its carefully crafted, customizable, and sustainably-sourced fare to Bay Meadows in San Mateo. Joining a growing lineup of unique retail tenants that includes Blue Bottle Coffee, Fieldwork Brewing Company, Tin Pot Creamery and LIFT Fitness, Roam will be located in the Town Square of the mixed-use village.

“We think Roam’s concept for great-tasting food that is better for you and served in a classy but fun environment is the perfect fit for Bay Meadows,” said Josh Spiegelman who co-owns Roam with Lynn Gorfinkle. “A confluence of so many things attracted us to Bay Meadows –the mix of surrounding families and businesses, great neighboring retail tenants, exceptional design, vibrant day and evening environments and just a five-minute walk to Caltrain. We can’t wait to bring our delicious food to the Peninsula.”

With a menu featuring grass-fed, free-range and all-natural meats, house-made veggie burgers, artisan toppings, organic shakes, hand-crafted sodas and local beer and wine, Roam has earned a cult-like following. Its burgers have been ranked among the best by such outlets as Zagat and Bon Appetit. Expanding from its three current locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, Roam at Bay Meadows will occupy 1,840 square feet on the ground floor of The Russell apartment building in Bay Meadows’ Town Square.

Roam is targeting a mid-fall opening date. Matt Holmes and AJ Schrader of Retail West represented Bay Meadows in the deal. Roam was represented by Joe Kuvetakis of John Cumberlich and Associates.

“Roam Artisan Burgers complements the retail we’re curating at Bay Meadows beautifully. Not only is Roam committed to sustainability and quality, but they offer a quality experience in a casual setting,” said Janice Thacher, partner at Wilson Meany. “Roam is a perfect counterpart to the existing retailers and will appeal to families, office tenants, residents and neighbors. We are thrilled to have them aboard.”

Blue Bottle Coffee, Tin Pot Creamery and Fieldwork Brewing’s beer garden all aim to open this summer, with LIFT Fitness and Roam Burgers opening in the fall. The neighborhood’s retail is situated in a mix of traditional street-front spaces and pocket parks, which include a ping-pong park, porch swings and other leisure activities. Also overlooking the Town Square are SurveyMonkey’s new headquarters and Bay Meadows Station 3, which will be partially occupied by OpenText this fall. The Russell and Quimby, two recently-completed luxury apartment buildings, are over 50% leased after move-ins commenced just over a month ago. Shea Homes is currently selling the final townhomes to be constructed as part of the village.

The pioneering transit-oriented Bay Meadows development is sixty-five percent complete, with over 1,600 residents in townhomes and apartments, the Nueva School serving 400 high school students, several companies innovating in state-of-the-art offices, gardeners sharing in the community garden, visitors enjoying public art and neighbors regularly utilizing Bay Meadows’ 18 acres of parks and open space.

About Bay Meadows
Life in Motion
Bay Meadows was designed to give homeowners the luxury of pulling into their driveway on Friday evening and not have to drive again for the weekend. Whether they need groceries, want to enjoy a picnic in a gorgeous 12-acre park, plant heirloom tomatoes in the community garden, or hop on a train for a night out in San Francisco, residents can do it all car-free. They are also able to wake Monday morning and walk down the block to catch a train to an office in Silicon Valley, San Francisco or any destination served by Caltrain. Or, they can walk to work at the adjacent LEED-certified office buildings. Bay Meadows truly brings the concept of a “forwardly mobile” lifestyle to the Bay Area.

The Bay Meadows’ plan includes 1,150 units of housing, 780,000 square feet of LEED-certified office space, 40,000 square feet of retail and 18 acres of open space. The community’s Delaware Street is envisioned as a social hub, an intersection of work and play that inspires spontaneity and interaction. This urban village represents the new downtown-style and environmentally friendly living that residents and workers increasingly seek. For more information, visit baymeadows.com.

About Roam Artisan Burgers
From pasture to plate, Roam Artisan Burgers offers delicious burgers, sides, shakes and sodas crafted from fresh quality ingredients that have been carefully sourced from a select group of purveyors.

Roam is committed to utilizing sustainable meats and produce, as well as other high-quality ingredients in its menu, which begins with 100% grass-fed beef, free-range turkey, all-natural bison and an organic veggie burger. Roam features burgers that include the Sunny Side, French and Fries and Tejano, and also offers the option of customizing. The burgers pair perfectly with Roam’s lineup of Straus Family Creamery shakes, house-made sodas, wine and kombucha on tap, and local brews.

Roam offers lunch and dinner in a casual, counter-order setting that is fun, family-friendly and eco-conscious. For more info, visit www.roamburgers.com.

About Stockbridge 
Stockbridge is a real estate investment management firm and Registered Investment Advisor founded in 2003. The firm and its affiliated advisor manage both commingled funds and separate accounts primarily on behalf of institutional investors, and also provide strategic advisory services with respect to real estate assets and portfolios. Stockbridge manages investments across the investment risk spectrum, including core, value-added and opportunistic strategies. Stockbridge and its affiliated advisor have approximately $10.9 billion of assets under management (as of December 31, 2016) spanning all major real estate property types throughout the United States. The firm provides a full complement of expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio & asset management, finance, capital markets and accounting & reporting. Stockbridge is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Chicago, New York and Atlanta. For more information visit www.SBFund.com.

About Wilson Meany
Wilson Meany is a privately owned real estate investment and development firm focused on urban infill locations in the Western United States. Wilson Meany brings more than 35 years of experience to its mixed-use, residential, retail and office developments, all of which reflect the company’s commitment to integrity, innovation and quality, including San Francisco’s renowned Ferry Building. Founded in 2003, Wilson Meany and its predecessor entities have long been recognized among the most respected and consistently successful investment and development firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Collectively, Wilson Meany’s partners and professionals have developed over 10 million square feet, including some of the most innovative and distinctive properties in California. For more information visit www.wilsonmeany.com.

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