Barrio is expanding to a new location downtown. The Latin-inspired restaurant is taking the space at 915 NW Wall Street recently vacated by Sweet Saigon. The new location will triple Barrio’s current seating capacity with an increase from 1,554 sq. ft. to 3,600 sq. ft. plus a large outdoor back patio facing Brooks Street and the Deschutes River. “The outdoor dining deck space on Brooks Street behind the restaurant was an attractive feature to Barrio’s owners,” said Russell Huntamer, CCIM, who represented their lease negotiation and purchase of the existing fixtures and equipment within the space. Barrio plans to be ready to open in the new location by March 1st. An undisclosed tenant is in lease negotiations to take the soon to be vacant space at 163 NW Minnesota Ave. Sweet Saigon’s owners will continue to focus on enhancing their successful Third St. restaurant, PHO Viet & Cafe.
Bangers & Brews is taking over the former Hot Rock Pizza space at 1288 SW Simpson Avenue to offer Bend brew enthusiasts an authentic Argentinian and German influenced menu and a wide selection of micro-brews. The restaurant owners plan to reconfigure the existing outdoor patio space to offer expanded seating. Bangers & Brews has target plans for a spring opening.
InJoy Salon opened in December at Brookswood Meadow Plaza, southwest Bend’s uniquely local shopping center and offers a wide variety of beauty and relaxation services including hair styling, nails, facials and massage.
After a successful expansion of their bakery in downtown Bend, La Magie Bakery & Café is opening a second location in Sisters. The café has leased a 3,943 sq. ft. space located at 473 E. Hood Avenue. The new cafe should be up and running within the next two months and will feature La Magie’s signature breakfasts, pastries, cakes and libations. Currently under remodel, the building space will be transformed into a local gathering place with La Magie’s flair for the creative, with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. “We are very excited to see another quality restaurant option for the City of Sisters,” said Howard Friedman, CCIM who represented both the landlord and La Magie in the lease negotiation. “La Magie has proven success in the Bend market, with breakfast offerings, lunches and baked goods that I think are second to none. I am sure they will fit in nicely to the Sisters community,” he said.