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Valley Grove Introduces Multiple New Restaurants
-Jersey Mikes, R&R BBQ & Starbucks Join Growing List of Retail Tenants-

Pleasant Grove, UT (February 15, 2018) Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors) announced Jersey Mike’s, R&R BBQ and Starbucks will join one of the Utah County market’s premier new developments, Valley Grove.

“The market has taken note of Valley Grove,” said Simonsen. “It is located in the center of Utah County, one of the fastest growing areas in the entire country. Progressive companies share the development’s vision.”

An iconic business community, Valley Grove is a 60-acre mixed-use destination located in the heart of Utah County. The development represents a $250 million investment of St. John Properties in Pleasant Grove City. At final build out, Valley Grove will contain: class A office/flex space, retail and a full-service hotel. The park features amenities including retail stores, shops and restaurants.

“With a shifting retail environment and location, location, location being vital for retail success, we are pleased to see the rapid rise of interest from local and national retailers in Valley Grove,” said Daniel Thomas, regional partner for St. John Properties.

Brokers from CBC Advisors represented all parties in the transactions. Cameron Simonsen, executive vice president of retail and investment, and Brittany Ferris, retail specialist, represented the landlord, Valley Grove. Heather Bogden, vice president of retail and member of The Bowler Retail Team at CBC Advisors, represented Jersey Mike’s. Tyson Moore, vice president of retail and member of The Moore Retail Team at CBC Advisors, represented Four Foods Group on behalf of R&R BBQ.

“We’re excited to welcome Jersey Mike’s, R&R BBQ and Starbucks to Valley Grove. We look forward to announcing many more tenants in the near future. St. John Properties is a fantastic development company. They are delivering the project that Pleasant Grove deserves.”

Jersey Mike’s has taken the quintessential New Jersey sub shop experience and made it a nationwide hoagie habit. Jersey Mike’s was named the fastest-growing restaurant chain in the nation for the past three years and recently celebrated the opening of its 10th Utah location.

R&R Barbecue is a fast-casual restaurant started in Salt Lake City, serving smoked meats, house made side dishes, and desserts. Founders and brothers Rod and Roger Livingston are multi-championship winners, having participated at the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship, the American Royal, and Sam’s National Championship. In total, they boast nine Grand Championships and seven Reserve Championships.

Today, with more than 25,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee.

CBC Advisors is the #1 commercial real estate brokerage in Utah County, operating a full-service commercial real estate brokerage. The firm advises clients on office, retail, and industrial projects throughout the area. In 2017, CBC Advisors announced that the firm will open a new headquarters within Valley Grove’s Grove Tower, a premier 6-story Class A office tower.




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Whistic and Vendor Security Alliance Announce Strategic Partnership to Improve Vendor Security Assessments

The partnership allows Vendor Security Alliance (VSA) members to utilize Whistic’s vendor assessment platform to receive shared security reviews, fulfilling the VSA’s mission to streamline and improve vendor security.


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Valley Grove Named 2018 Best Business of the Year by Chamber of Commerce

This week, St. John Properties Utah Regional Partner, Daniel Thomas, accepted the 2018 “Best Business of the Year” award from the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce. The award was based on St. John Properties continuing commitment to improving life and providing places for people of work, live, and play. We are happy to do our part in building communities.

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Best of 2017

No. 1 trend. County continues to grow

Utah County growth is projected to catch up to Salt Lake County, reaching 1.6 million residents by 2065, and 2017 continued to add to those numbers. The Utah County housing industry is running almost nonstop, with new homes, subdivisions and multi-tenant housing options going vertical every day.

This growth is significantly spurred by the economic growth within the county. The northern part of the county continues to be the epicenter of office and commercial development, with major developments like Lone Peak Plaza in Lehi, and company expansions — Adobe announced one and IM Flash completed one — adding millions of square feet in office and work space.

Multiple businesses moved into new headquarters or broke ground in or around Lehi this year, including Podium, Entrata, Pointe Meadows Health and Rehabilitation and the nonprofit organization and business connector Silicon Slopes. American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Lindon and surrounding areas also are growth places as well, with the Valley Grove development continuing on the east side of the Pleasant Grove Boulevard freeway interchange, doTerra’s expansion plansstraddling both sides, and Jive’s new headquarters headed for the west side of the freeway there…

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North County Business Summit

The North County Business Summit convened Wednesday in the doTERRA conference center. The event’s speakers included a number of visionary business leaders, many of whom have experienced times of feeling foolish and stupid in pursuing their dreams…


Daniel Thomas, regional partner of St. John Properties and developer behind the Valley Grove space on Pleasant Grove Boulevard near the freeway, reminded local business owners that some things in business really do take a lot of time and care. He encouraged members of the three chambers to advocate for the business sector among governing bodies in their local cities, to help these entities understand the vision these entrepreneurs can see.

“It’s not a bad thing to advocate for what’s good for business, and help some of these governing bodies,” he said. “Some of them don’t come from a business background, and having an advisory group, an advocacy group to help with these decisions is invaluable.”

The day was also filled with a few exciting announcements centered around new construction and businesses in the northern part of the county. Click here for article