Garden Grove

“Urban eatery” goes before city council

A UNIQUE “urban eatery” similar to one in Long Beach is being proposed for the site of the old Black Angus restaurant on Euclid Street in Garden Grove (Howard CDM photo).

A unique outdoor “urban eatery” will come to the vacant lot once occupied by the old Black Angus restaurant on Euclid Street under a proposal before the Garden Grove City Council Tuesday night.

The council will be asked to approve a 10-year lease agreement with Steelcraft LP for the 1.84-acre site – owned by the city – at 12900 Euclid St., north of Garden Grove Boulevard. The developer, Howard CDM, is planning on working with Steelcraft to create the new project which will be built primarily out of recycled metal shipping containers. Up to 14 users would occupy the space, with boutique eateries, breweries, wine vendors and community eating areas throughout the site.

The project would be similar to a development in Long Beach which includes a craft beer micro-brewery, a waffle house and gourmet burger restaurant.

The lease agreement includes a 10-year term with up to four five-year extensions with a monthly lease payment of $8,120. In addition to the annual rental payment of $97,440, the city anticipates additional sales and property tax revenues of $85,000.

The site was long occupied by a Black Angus restaurant before it was closed by the operator. After standing vacant for several years, the land was seen as the location for a new fire station, but the city decided to build the new facility on West Street to serve the nearby Harbor Boulevard hotel district.

Also on the agenda is approval of a policy governing the placement of monuments on city property, and a discussion on changing the illuminated street sign on Bolsa Avenue. A photograph supplied with the agenda shows a sign with the wording “Bao Lo Tran Hung Dao” beneath the Bolsa Avenue lettering.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers at 11300 Stanford Ave.

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