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1140 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids repurposed as a multi-tenant strip center

Former restaurant building repurposed and fully leased

5 May 2022 0

The former restaurant building repurposed at 1140 Blairs Ferry Road NE is now fully leased. What was once constructed in 1993 as a single-tenant 8,000 square foot (SF) North Country Steakhouse now serves a new purpose, three purposes to be exact.

1140 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids prior to redevelopment

1140 Blairs Ferry Road NE, Cedar Rapids prior to redevelopment

Dunn Brothers Coffee was the first tenant to sign a lease and subsequently open in the repurposed building. The coffee shop occupies the north end of the strip center and features a drive-thru.

GLD's Michael Gibbs with Dunn Brothers co-owner Alexandra Seay on opening day

GLD’s Michael Gibbs with Dunn Brothers co-owner Alexandra Seay on opening day

The Good Feet Store signed a lease shortly thereafter and occupies the center space. Rounding out the occupants is El Bajio — a popular local Mexican restaurant with an already established location on the SW side of Cedar Rapids.

The Good Feet Store opens as the redevelopment's second tenant

The Good Feet Store opens as the redevelopment’s second tenant

El Bajio occupies the south end of the strip center which features an outdoor dining patio.

South end of strip center showing El Bajio's indoor and outdoor space

The south end of strip center showing El Bajio’s indoor and outdoor space

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