A new development will soon take shape in a major retail corridor in Mishawaka.
According to site plans, three new buildings will be constructed between Qdoba Mexican Eats at 5310 North Main Street and Portillo’s at 5102 North Main Street, to house four new businesses. Plans show that two businesses already have leases in the development — Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and Mission BBQ Nebraska-based Access Commercial Real Estate company is overseeing the project.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is a Louisiana-based fast food restaurant known for fried chicken fingers baskets, cole slaw, Texas toast and more. According to the company website, the chicken finger business has dozens of restaurants across the country, predominantly in the Midwest.
A recent construction design release filed to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security shows the address for the restaurant as 4914 N. Main Street. It will occupy a 3,300-square foot, stand alone building. A spokesperson with Raising Cane’s would not confirm plans for the new location, stating “many factors go into our decisions, and ever-changing market conditions can affect planned locations and launch dates.”
A start date for construction and an opening date for the restaurant are not immediately clear.
Mission BBQ is also proposed to be a part of the development. The Maryland-based company offers a variety of barbecue, including St. Louis style spare ribs, North Carolina-style pulled pork sandwiches and “Texas-inspired” oak-smoked brisket. The company is also known for supporting military and first responders by donating to local groups and hiring veterans. A spokesperson with Mission BBQ said the restaurant is scheduled to open by the end of this year.
Mission will be in a multi-tenant building with its neighboring space — 2,800-square feet — still available, according to the listing site that was updated Feb. 3.
A third building, sizing up to be about 13,000-square feet, is planned to be next to Portillo’s. A tenant has yet to be announced.
Access Commercial listing agent Kirk Hanson did not respond to multiple requests for information regarding the project and its timeline. Mishawaka City Planner Ken Prince said the development’s plans were approved late last year and the company could “pull a permit and start construction anytime.” Prince speculates the company will wait for the spring to break ground.
New yoga studio opens in downtown South Bend
A new yoga studio has opened in the Hibberd Building in downtown South Bend.
Bend Yoga, 321 S. Main St., began offering classes Saturday. According to its website, the studio offers several different classes, including power yoga, hatha yoga, core flow and mindful vinyasa flow. There are several membership options to choose from, as well as single class and drop-in options. According to its website, prices begin at $16 per session.
For more information, or to sign up for classes, visit bendyoga.studio.
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A new virtual reality and video gaming business is up and running in Mishawaka. The Waypoint VRcade opened last Friday at 620 W. Edison Road. The business offers free-roam VR games to play and more. Find out more at www.facebook.com/Thewaypointvrcade. … Fiddler’s Hearth at 127 N. Main St. in downtown South Bend was recently listed as “the best Irish food in Indiana,” by Delish.com. … Hop Station Craft Bar at 318 Union St. in Mishawaka was voted “best beer bar in Indiana,” by CraftBeer.com. … LaSalle Grill at 115 W. Colfax Ave. in downtown South Bend was recently awarded a AAA Four Diamond Award, marking 24 consecutive years of receiving the distinction.
Originally posted on South Bend Tribune by Mary Shown: Link »