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Uptown Commons development announces 3 new tenants

Executives from Frontier Real Estate Investments — a privately held real estate development firm based in Southern California —recently joined Long Beach City Councilmember Rex Richardson (District 9) to walk the company’s Uptown Commons retail project to review development progress and announce three new tenants.

The Uptown Commons development, located at 6600 Atlantic Avenue (at East Artesia Avenue) in North Long Beach, broke ground on June 10 and is on schedule to open in early 2020. The site is currently is being graded and building pads are being constructed along with underground utilities.

“Uptown Commons represents a watershed moment for North Long Beach, filling voids that our residents have been feeling for years,” said the District’s City Councilmember Rex Richardson. “Thanks to my partnership with the visionary developers at Frontier Real Estate Investments, the center — nearly a decade in the making — will include the community’s first bank, drive-through coffee, and an array of new eateries.”

Earlier this year, it was announced that leases had been signed by Chase Bank, Starbucks and Wendy’s. In a recent update, the development team shared that three popular restaurant concepts will join the Uptown Commons lineup, including:

Main Chick — The wildly popular night market outpost will open its second location at Uptown Commons (the first will open in Pasadena this August), offering its Yelp-favorite take on Nashville Hot Chicken.

Oi Asian Fusion — This top-rated Filipino and Asian Fusion fast-casual eatery offers rice bowls and inventive side dishes, including their famous Dynamite Fries and Pork Belly Jicama Tacos. The restaurant’s North Long Beach location will be its fifth in Southern California.

Shomi Noods — This ramen bar sensation pushes the envelope with a modern take on Japanese flavors. This will be Shomi Noods second location (the original location is in Chino) and will feature its famous “Calikata” tonkotsu ramen and uniquely delicious dishes including Uni Ramen Pasta.

“Councilmember Richardson and the City of Long Beach share our vision for Uptown Commons, which will create an inviting and exciting place for North Long Beach residents and visitors to gather,” said Dan Almquist, Managing Partner, Frontier Real Estate Investments.

In total, Uptown Commons will include a total of six eateries, encompassing those just announced, as well as Wendy’s, Starbucks, and an additional sit-down restaurant to be announced at a future date. Shomi Noods will offer sit-down service, while fast-casual concepts Main Chick and Oi Asian Fusion will operate out of shipping containers opening onto a shared patio.

“Thanks to the team at Frontier Real Estate Investments, the Uptown Commons project is the first of three major developments in the district to get off the ground,” said Richardson. “It’s wonderful to see the citizens of North Long Beach getting the services and amenities they deserve.”

About Frontier Real Estate Investments

Frontier Real Estate Investments is a privately held real estate development firm based in Southern California. As its name implies, Frontier is in the business of looking beyond the current landscape to envision — and create — the future of retail, hotel and mixed-use development. As visionary place makers, the Frontier team is guided by the history of each project site, that development’s place and function in the community, and by a commitment to bringing people and communities together. Frontier Real Estate Investments is led by a senior management team with 125 years of experience in development, and powered by a deep bench of talent known for its exceptional character, competency and culture. As a result, they are the preferred developer for some of the nation’s top retailers, and a development partner of choice for the nation’s leading home-builders and hoteliers.

This article was released by Frontier Real Estate Investments.