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Construction end nears for Sugar Maple Crossings development

What began as a single retail building at the intersection of Sugar Maple Drive and Highway 53 in Hermantown has developed into a bustling commercial campus.

Sugar Maple Crossing is about to wrap up construction on their final phase of the project with tenants beginning to move in by early May.The project has been constructed over a few years time and is located at the entry to the residential development Maple Village which features 44 residential lots, many of which have already been developed. 

Above: Exterior work is wrapping up on the most recent addition of Sugar Maple Crossings

NEW CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

If you've driven past the site recently you may have noticed an additional building, rather an expansion, being constructed towards the back of the site. A large portion of that space is already leased to Eventis, a telecommunications provider that currently has an office in Downtown Duluth. 

One retail space featuring 3,000 square feet of space is still available and can be subdivided into two smaller spaces depending on the need. The retail space does have the ability to have a drive through depending on the tenants needs which the developers hope may attract a coffee shop or another dining establishment.

Last month a second retail building was completed that is now fully leased with a Burger King and Domino's location, both of which have been doing exceptionally well

Above: The remaining 3,000 square feet of space has yet to be leased

Above: The second of the project was completed last month

THE CLOSING PHASE

This final expansion will mark the completion of the Sugar Maple Crossing development. The area has changed significantly over the past few years beginning as a largely wooded and somewhat desolate area, to now being a bustling commercially active corridor.

Platinum Properties will be remodeling the exterior of the first phase of Sugar Maple Crossing, adding new crown molding, and changing paint colors, so that all phases of the project flow together and each phase is not distinguishable.

Above: Work is underway on renovating parts of the first phase of the development in order to remain cohesive in the overall design.

Sugar Maple Crossings includes the area's first Dickey's Barbecue location along with Fastenal, Crossfit, Country Financial, and as mentioned above Burger King and Domino's.

Last year the development received a new neighbor as Kwik Trip opened their first Hermantown location next door to the site.

If you are interested in leasing any of the remaining retail space please feel free to contact us here and we can get your in contact with the developers.

New Domino's prototype coming to Hermantown

Domino's will be opening their sixth area location next month in Hermantown. The new store will be located at the Sugar Maple Crossings development at the corner of Miller Trunk Highway and Sugar Maple Drive in Hermantown. 

While you may be expecting to just be another Domino's location and may in fact be grunting at the news right now, rest assured as it will in fact not be. Get ready for something special as Domino's will be introducing their newest prototype to the area. It's called a "Pizza Theater" and it's quite the experience.

"It'll be very similar to the look and feel of Noodles and Company" developer Stevie Paulson of Platinum Properties told us when we spoke with him recently. While 1,600 square foot space still fits within the typical size of a Domino's location the decor and overall feel of the environment is vastly different.

Customers will have the option to dine in with seating for around 20 people in store. Typically most stores are only carry out or delivery and if they do by chance feature any seating at all it is a very limited amount. 

The other difference with this concept is that all of the preparation of your pizza is right in front of you. Domino's is embracing their revamped menu including the freshness of their ingredients and want customers to see and know just how their pizza is being made. This pizza "show" is what gives the concept the "Pizza Theater" name.

Above: Domino's Pizza Theater location in downtown Tacoma, WA. (Image proved by Gnich Architecture Studio)

Above: Domino's Pizza Theater location in downtown Tacoma, WA. (Image proved by Gnich Architecture Studio)

Domino's will fill the last remaining vacant space in phase two construction at Sugar Maple Crossing which includes a new 5,000+ square foot retail building. The building has yet to finish construction and is already fully leased which shows just how strong the demand is in the commercial market right now.

Domino's plans to open around the first of January while Burger King next door plans to open a few weeks later in Mid January.

Make sure to check back to CDINDULUTH in the coming month for photos of both these finished projects along with news and information about many of the other developments occurring within the Duluth area!