Bastille, Poquitos Owners Continue Eastside Expansion with New 5,700 SF Restaurant Space; ‘Seaplane Kitchen + Bar’ to Feature Great Food and Drinks in a Casual, Family-Friendly Environment
3,000 SF Commercial Office Space Located in Same Stand-Alone Building Also Available for Lease; Prime Location Near City of Kenmore’s Town Square, LINQ Lofts + Flats, The Spencer 68, EvergreenHealth and Lake Washington
Kenmore, Wash., December 12, 2017 – MainStreet Property Group LLC (www.mspgroupllc.com) (“MainStreet”), a full-service Kirkland-based mixed-use developer, today announced the cornerstone lease at their new stand-alone commercial building in downtown Kenmore. The space, now known as the Seaplane Kitchen + Bar, will be operated by well-known local restaurateurs James Weimann and Deming Maclise.
Ideally-located at the west end of Town Square in the heart of downtown Kenmore, Seaplane Kitchen + Bar will open in Fall 2018 and includes a 5,000 sq. ft. ground-level restaurant with a 700 sq. ft. upper mezzanine seating area. The new building is near MainStreet’s other projects known as LINQ Lofts + Flats and Spencer 68. The stand-alone commercial building, which broke ground this month, also includes a 3,000 sq. ft. office space currently available for lease. The City of Kenmore targeted the parcel as an ideal place for a new sit-down restaurant in its development conditions related to the sale of the property to MainStreet.
“It is great to work with James and Deming to bring Seaplane Kitchen + Bar to downtown Kenmore,” said MainStreet Property Group President Kelly Price. “Seaplane will be the destination dining option the Kenmore community has been asking for and it’s great to have them as the anchor in our newest project. I am also excited to see the integration of Seaplane into the City’s Town Square, where together they will create even more vibrancy in downtown Kenmore.”
In recent years, the City of Kenmore has embarked on a bold redevelopment of its downtown core, which includes a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold-certified City Hall, new King County Library (both designed by Weinstein AU), the recently-completed Town Square (designed by Hewitt Architects) and adjacent community building, and the Hangar (designed by Graham Baba Architects). The Hangar celebrates Kenmore’s seaplane culture and features Diva Espresso serving outstanding coffee and light fare.
As its primary development partner, MainStreet has worked closely with the City of Kenmore on several new mixed-use developments in its new Town Square, including The Spencer 68 (featuring 225 for-lease apartments/lofts) and the LINQ Lofts + Flats (including 94 for-lease apartments above an all-new 20,000 sq. ft. EvergreenHealth Primary Care location). In addition to the new commercial building, MainStreet Property Group plans to develop a mixed-use building featuring additional commercial space and residential units in the Town Square. MainStreet’s sister company, GenCap Construction Corp,. will be the general contractor for the new restaurant, commercial and residential projects.
Seaplane Kitchen + Bar to Reflect Kenmore’s Comfortable, Approachable Atmosphere
Seaplane Kitchen + Bar will offer a menu centered around stone hearth pizzas, shareable roasted veggies and crowd-pleasing large plates including fried chicken, unique entrée salads and a stellar burger. Chef Jason Stoneburner’s emphasis will be on sourcing incredible local ingredients from sustainably-raised meats to organic vegetables—as well as Washington-grown flour from Shepherd’s Grain for naturally-fermented pizza dough. The Bar program, headed by Bastille and Stoneburner Bar Manager and Seaplane co-owner Erik Carlson, will feature 14 drafts with a heavy tilt towards regional breweries, and food-friendly classic cocktails highlighting agricultural spirits and seasonal ingredients. Growlers and pizza will also be available to-go.
Hailing from well-known local restauranteurs Weimann and Maclise and chef/owner Stoneburner, the large modern space at Seaplane Kitchen + Bar will also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a family-friendly dining area and separate bar area designed for the crowd seeking more vibrant nightlife options in downtown Kenmore. The upstairs mezzanine will be available for private events for up to 50 guests and the outdoor patio will open out onto Kenmore’s Town Square pavilion area, adding additional seating during warmer months.
Weimann and Maclise are partners in a number of other popular Seattle eateries including Parisian bistro Bastille headed by Executive Chef Jason Stoneburner, Scottish pub/scotch bar Macleod’s, German bier hall Rhein Haus and most recently, a new Poquitos Mexican restaurant at MainStreet’s ‘The Junction’ mixed-use residential building in downtown Bothell, which will open this month. Weimann and Maclise also partnered with Chef Jason Stoneburner at his namesake restaurant ‘Stoneburner’ on Ballard Avenue, which opened in 2013.
“I look forward to sharing my approach towards food using quality ingredients with the Kenmore community and to meeting and getting to know the folks in the neighborhood,” said Chef and Owner Jason Stoneburner. “We hope to provide a chef-driven eating and gathering space that will become an exciting part of downtown Kenmore.”
The City of Kenmore’s Town Square Vision
In recent years, the City of Kenmore has embarked on a bold redevelopment of its Town Square.
Through its developments as part of that vision, MainStreet has increased Kenmore’s multifamily housing opportunities and in conjunction with City investments, filled a community need by creating new pedestrian amenities and improved streetscapes that advance downtown’s overall walkability. As a result, the City of Kenmore and MainStreet Property Group received the Washington State Governor’s Smart Communities Award in 2016.
“We are excited for a new restaurant to land in downtown Kenmore, across from The Hangar at Town Square,” said Kenmore Mayor David Baker. “Kenmore residents and workers are hungry for a new sit-down dining destination and we’re pleased this new restaurant concept will tap into the City’s distinct seaplane heritage for inspiration.”
For information about the available commercial space, interested parties can contact Kim Faust, Senior Vice President of Development at MainStreet Property Group, LLC, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (425-298-0240).
About MainStreet Property Group.
MainStreet Property Group and its family of companies develops, constructs and operates remarkable residential communities and commercial spaces with the goal of delighting our customers. To do this, MainStreet encourages innovation and creativity to foster unique perspective that emphasize thoughtful, environmentally-friendly approaches. As a leading Puget Sound developer with a focus on the Eastside, MainStreet has been a meaningful leader in the revitalization efforts of downtown Bothell, Kenmore and Sammamish, and has completed multifamily projects across the Eastside region. In addition to MainStreet Property Group, the MainStreet family of companies includes GenCap Construction Corp., a commercial general contractor (www.gencapconstruction.com) and Insite Property Solutions LLC, a property management company (www.insiteps.com). You can learn more about MainStreet Property Group LLC at: www.mspgroupllc.com.
About GenCap Construction Corp.
Based in Kirkland, Wash., GenCap Construction Corp. (GenCap) is a commercial general contracting and construction management firm specializing in constructing large-scale mixed-use, multi-family and retail developments and tenant improvements throughout the Puget Sound. Recognized as a regional leader, GenCap takes a proactive approach to every project—with emphasis on consistent, measured growth and a desire to make a positive impact on the built environment—and was named the 6th Fastest Growing Private Company in Washington State by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2017. Recent projects include The Junction and Social Grounds in Bothell, Wash., The LINQ Lofts + Flats, The Spencer 68 and Kenmore Parklet in Kenmore, Wash. http://www.gencapconstruction.com
About Kenmore, Washington.
Located at the northern tip of Lake Washington, Kenmore is an economically vibrant city attracting innovative businesses. Kenmore has many benefits: family-friendly neighborhoods; abundant parks and natural spaces; a variety of cultural activities; award-winning public school system; access to higher education; and the finest close-in medical care. The city’s central location and ease of access by highway, regional trail, seaplane or boat, make it an easy place to live and work. For more information, visit: www.kenmorewa.gov.