- Real Estate
- Food & Drink
July 19, 2018
Taco John’s plans to start construction this month on a building that will move its East 10th Street location across the street.
“It’s replacing a longtime iconic Taco Johns on East 10th — one that’s had success for years and years. They’re refreshing the concept as far as the cosmetics of the building and changing with the times as they should to make it fresher and better,” said Scott Blount of Lloyd Cos., who put the deal together.
The plan is to open the new location before the end of the year.
The property at 1700 E. 10th St. will have space for two additional retailers ranging from 1,200 to 2,700 square feet.
Blount has just started marketing that space but said he anticipates interest from other restaurants.
“It’s a busy part of East 10th Street adjacent to one of the busier Taco John’s in the state,” he said. “We’ve seen a recent flurry of national restaurants in that corridor between Interstate 229 and downtown, and they all seem to be doing well.”
Taco John’s also is planning a new location at the former Pizza Hut site on 26th Street and Sycamore Avenue. The project has been delayed, but the hope is to start construction before the end of the year, said Ted Miller, vice president of operations for the franchise.
Taco John’s plans to start construction this month on a building that will move its longtime East 10th Street location across the street.