Lollicup USA, a restaurant supply company recognized for its boba products, will be moving into a 94,000-square-foot warehouse in Frederickson, Washington, following an application for tenant improvement work at the facility.
The warehouse, located at 17523 63rd Ave. E., is part of the Canyon East Logistics industrial development, which is owned by Kirkland-based Vector. The company’s move into Frederickson adds to an existing presence in the Puget Sound area, which includes a restaurant supply store in Sumner that opened in 2018, according to a report in the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Lollicup’s journey began in 2000 as a bubble tea retail store specializing in boba, or tapioca pearls, which are used in tea. Over time, the company diversified its offerings by providing restaurant packaging products and supplies to national chains, including El Pollo Loco and Panda Express, according to the company’s website. The company also operated a Lollicup Fresh store in Kirkland, which closed approximately two years ago. Since then, the company has focused on expanding its footprint in the restaurant supply industry.
The Canyon East Logistics industrial development has been attracting attention from prospective tenants since its inception in the summer of 2021. The complex consists of not only the 94,000-square-foot building set to house Lollicup but also a larger 229,000-square-foot building, for which tenant improvement applications have yet to be filed, according to Pierce County records.
Lollicup’s move into Frederickson comes amid a flurry of lease activity in the area. Boeing recently submitted tenant improvement permit requests to remodel two buildings, totaling 845,000 square feet, within the Frederickson ONE development.
The Frederickson ONE project is a 2.5 million square foot Class A industrial park. The site is zoned to allow for heavy industrial, distribution, or manufacturing. Features include 56’ wide private roads for truck maneuvering, direct access from 38th Avenue East and 200th Street East, as well as primary access via a new six-lane Canyon Road.