Ben van der Meer
Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal
The mixed-use development around Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento has a name – and its first three confirmed tenants. Officials with the Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures said they have dubbed retail space in a redeveloped portion of Downtown Plaza, along with the mixed-use hotel tower now under construction, as “Downtown Commons.” They also named three national retail tenants for that development. Those tenants — including two that will be establishing their first California locations — are:
Pour Society, occupying 6,000 square feet in the revamped western portion of Downtown Plaza, is described as a modern re-imagination of the classic America pub/restaurant. Chef Bradley Ogden, a Northern California resident, will pair farm-to-fork dishes with boutique wines, craft beer on draft and in bottles and handcrafted cocktails. The venue should open in late 2016, adding to existing locations in Houston and Las Vegas.
Punch Bowl Social is expected to open in early 2017 in 22,653 square feet on the second story of the mixed-use hotel tower. It will offer games, food and craft beverages. Features include eight bowling lanes, a 1980s video-game arcade, billiards, private karaoke rooms, board games and ping-pong tables. Punch Bowl has five other locations: Austin, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit and Portland.
Sauced BBQ and Spirits will open late in 2016 in 9,100 square feet at Seventh and K streets. It would be one of the first places visitors would see as they enter the plaza around the arena from the east. The Sacramento location would be the firm’s third after Livermore and Petaluma. The concept includes Southern-style barbecue, handmade sides, craft beer, Southern-style cocktails and an extensive whiskey list. Those three tenants will take up about 45,000 square feet, or about 15 percent of the total retail space expected in the first phase of development around the arena. Representatives from the Kings and JMA said more announcements on tenants would be forthcoming, but did not give specific timing.
David Scanlon of Cushman and Wakefield is handling the leasing.
Wednesday’s news follows an announcement on Tuesday that the Kings have chosen three local restaurants to be among those serving food inside the arena: Paragary Restaurant Group, Selland Family Restaurants, LowBrau Bierhall and Star Ginger.
Ben van der Meer covers real estate, development, construction, transportation and the business of sports for the Sacramento Business Journal.