The Bowler Retail Team Closes Deal Eight Years in the Making
Spanish Fork, UT (November 30, 2017) — Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors) celebrated a ribbon cutting and restaurant grand-opening event for the national food-chain company, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, located at 1092 North Canyon Creek Parkway in Spanish Fork. Steve Bowler, vice president retail specialist, and Heather Bogden, vice president at CBC Advisors brokered the development in the Canyon Creek development site.
“We are thrilled to see this project come to fruition,” said Bowler, vice president retail specialist at CBC Advisors. “The team worked with all the right parties in order to bring one of America’s most successful restaurant chains to a prosperous and community influencing location. It’s been over eight years since Olive Garden opened a new location in Utah.”
The ribbon cutting included welcoming speeches given by Mayor Steve Leifson of Spanish Fork, Spanish Fork and Salem Chamber of Commerce president Todd Dickerson and Olive Garden general manager Darren Lindo.
“We are pretty excited to have Olive Garden here,” said Mayor Leifson. “We’ve waited a long time, and we are all excited. The citizens are going to support this building and this restaurant.”
The Olive Garden Spanish Fork’s building structure and interior design is the first of its kind in Utah. Lindo commented that all future Olive Gardens will accommodate the same design layout as this newly constructed building. He expressed that existing Olive Garden locations will begin remodeling in the coming months. The interior design was engineered to reflect a more modern Tuscany display.
“I am sure William (Bill) Darden would be amazed at the growth and longevity of the Darden brands today,” said Bogden. “He opened The Green Frog Restaurant in Waycross Georgia in 1938 when he was just 19 years old. Darden always welcomed people without judgment and offered his food at moderate prices, and paid acute attention to service–qualities that Darden brands employ in all their restaurants.”
Lindo reported that on opening day, Olive Garden offered free food drinks. Alcohol sales on opening day were donated to a local charity.
As a full-service commercial real estate brokerage, CBC Advisors represents premier office, retail, investment, industrial and multifamily projects coast to coast while providing institutional-grade asset services nationwide. Coldwell Banker Commercial operates in key markets throughout the U.S. and abroad.