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Tacoma McMenamins is the topic of lunch panel in two weeks

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on May 3, 2013 at 6:00 am |
May 2, 2013 10:10 am

Perhaps, dear readers, we might learn a few more details about the McMenamins’ plans for the Tacoma Elks Temple after a luncheon in two weeks.

Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle & Sound are hosting a lunch panel May 14 at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway, that promises “more exciting details” about the construction.

In this photo from December 2010, Mike McMenamin addresses the audience at a presentation for the public to share  developments in the design of the renovation of the old Elks Temple in downtown Tacoma. Behind are (left to right) Grace Pleasants and Rick Moses, developers of the building next to the Elks that no longer is planned, and Blaine Johnson, president of The Theater District Association, which sponsored the presentation. Photo by Peter Haley, staff photographer
In this photo from December 2010, Mike McMenamin addresses the audience at a presentation for the public to share developments in the design of the renovation of the old Elks Temple in downtown Tacoma. Behind are (left to right) Grace Pleasants and Rick Moses, developers of the building next to the Elks that no longer is planned, and Blaine Johnson, president of The Theater District Association, which sponsored the presentation. Photo by Peter Haley, staff photographer

The group’s news release says construction is scheduled to begin later this year, though a time frame for that has been squishy for awhile. Representatives of the Portland-based brewpub picked up construction permits from the City of Tacoma in February, but work hasn’t begun yet. The company spokeswoman has consistently said that opening will happen at least a year after construction begins.

Anyway, back to the luncheon!

The presentation will be moderated by Heather Burgess, an attorney with the real estate and land use firm Phillips Wesch Burgess. Panelists include Bob Levin of the city’s economic development department; Grace Pleasants, the real estate developer who put together the original deal to bring McMenamins to town; and George Signori, a Portland architect working on the Temple.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch begins at noon. Admission is $45 for CREW members and $65 for non-members. Register online at crewseattle.org.

 

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