A Roanoke real estate brokerage company has put out a Request for Proposals for a new restaurant that would be located in the former stables at Riverside Station.
This is not the first time we have reported that a restaurant is planned for that space, which is located near Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Last year, reporters Sarah Bruyn Jones and Mason Adams wrote in separate articles that a limited liability company, Roanoke River Associates, wants to renovate the former stables into a restaurant at an estimated cost of $2 million.
John Nielsen of the Roanoke office of Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer emailed me a copy of the RFP that included an artist’s rendering (above). Nielsen wrote that the RFP has been mailed out to “over 750 of the top restaurants in 18 different cities.” The deadline for submission on the RFP is November 1. Here are some highlights from it:
S. Jefferson and Riverside Circle
Size: up to 6,685 square feet
Breaking ground in 4th quarter, 2012
- “Location of one of the highest daytime employee and residential population densities in the region.”
- “Directly adjacent to locations of two of the leading economic generators and top employers in the Western half of Virginia: Carilion & Virginia Tech.”
- High visibility
- Proximity to green space, amenities
- Historic property
- Outdoor seating
- More than 80 parking spaces on-site
We will be sure to keep you informed as this process plays out. If you would happen to be interested in submitting a proposal, Nielsen can be reached at 540-767-3009 or email@example.com.
Is there any particular restaurant you hope was among the 750 that were sent proposals? What kind of restaurant do you think would work well at the stables?