The former Corner Store Furniture Co. on Main Street, now appropriately named The Corner Building, has its first confirmed dining component as local developer the Metroplex Group begins to slot as many as 10 businesses into the 10,784-square-foot space.
Built in 1945 and sporting an easy-to-remember curved front entrance, original plans hoped future tenants might include a juice bar, a restaurant, a bar or all three when work is finished later this year.
New filings reveal two of those ambitions will be filled by Tacos Huevos out of Southern California. Their proposed 1,764-square-foot restaurant with a bar will also feature a 463-square-foot outdoor seating area.
Although no announcement has been be made about this, or any other tenant, a paperwork trail leads Tacos Huevos to Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based restaurateur Chris Pike, who has logged more than 20 of years of opening clubs and restaurants in neighborhoods south of Los Angeles. Pike has been an operator of the Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa, Sangria in Hermosa Beach and a casual Mexican restaurant called Los Muchachos.
He was also a partner in the shuttered Side Door lounge in Manhattan Beach, located just a mile away from the original Pancho's restaurant, which expanded to Downtown Summerlin late last year.
Early renderings for the Corner Building heavily promoted the idea of hosting a coffee shop, which would place it almost directly opposite another locally created coffee shop Makers & Finders. Tacos Huevos will also sit across the street from another Main Street favorite, Mexican restaurant Casa Don Juan.
Robert Gurdison has been announced as the entire building's "architect and design advisor," while he has been working on the interior of forthcoming tavern ReBar on the same block. The Corner Building expects to be operational by summer.