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City of Beaverton

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Want to be the Next Beaverton Food Spot? New Space Available in Downtown's Restaurant Row

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The newest property available for a potential restaurant development in downtown Beaverton is available. The Beaverton Urban Redevelopment Agency (BURA) is seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in purchasing the historic Bank of Beaverton building, with the intent of establishing an active restaurant use at this key gateway location. The property, formerly home to the Arthur Murray dance studio, is located at the corner of Farmington Road and Watson Avenue.

To learn more about this opportunity, including details on an upcoming informational session and to receive the bid packet, visit http://apps.beavertonoregon.gov/Bids/.

The new establishment will join downtown’s flourishing “Restaurant Row” that is quickly taking shape. To date, the district has several new restaurants—Big’s Chicken, Ex Novo Brewing and First Street Taqueria to name a few—and more eateries are anticipated to open by this fall complementing established food spots like Nak Won, Decarli and others.

The City of Beaverton is cultivating a thriving restaurant scene in its downtown to further the city’s community vision of a vibrant area for residents and visitors. Since 2018, Beaverton has welcomed 19 new restaurants to downtown, with plans for more in the city’s central core.

Restaurants are key to an interesting downtown experience and are a feature amenity to encouraging repeat visitation, having a strong area workforce, and boosting the local economy.

As a result, the city provides storefront and tenant improvement grants to both new and existing restaurants in downtown. These grants support exterior improvements like roll-up doors, signage and more, as well as interior improvements all to increase foot traffic and the vitality of these food and beverage businesses. Additionally, the city showcases downtown restaurants each fall during our annual Beaverton Restaurant Week.

The city also works closely with partner agencies and area businesses to create and maintain a positive downtown visitor experience, especially as more people come to downtown for dining, shopping and entertainment.

The Beaverton Downtown Association is currently working with area businesses to allow public parking in business parking lots during non-business hours. An interactive and mobile-friendly parking map that will show these lots, as well as on-street parking with associated time limitations, public parking lots, hours of operation, and other parking information, is now available www.BeavertonOregon.gov/parking.

To learn more about downtown Beaverton, and other opportunities for involvement and incentives, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov.

Former Arthur Murray dance studio at SW Farmington Rd & Watson Ave, on a sunny day.

Caption: Proposals are currently being accepted for a new downtown eatery at the historic Bank of Beaverton building at the corner of Farmington Road and Watson Avenue.

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