A new commercial development site plan is slated for the middle of Claremore’s established retail corridor. The former site of the Elms Motel at the intersection of Lynn Riggs Blvd. (HWY 66) and Reavis will be vacated this month.
“This site has received heavy interest following La Quinta’s announcement to locate at this intersection ,” said Jeri Koehler, Executive Director of Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA). “A contract is underway and we look forward to sharing more information as this development comes on line.”
The current site plan includes 15,000 sq/ft of retail space with a stand-alone 3,600 sq/ft restaurant site.
Koehler and her team were responsible for recruiting Main Street Tavern to the downtown district and engaged with Chick-fil-A and Petsense to locate in Claremore. They have published an extensive list of available commercial properties in their 2015-16 “Grounds for Development” guide.
“The guide has been a great marketing and recruitment tool. It has stirred excitement for the site selectors and developers who represent the various brands we are working to recruit,” said Koehler.
The focus in recruitment comes after a 2014 survey conducted by CIEDA that polled the citizens of Claremore. The data collected from the “Bring it Claremore” campaign showed a strong interest in bringing new restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty retailers to Claremore.
The 2015-16 “Grounds for Development” guide can be found online at ClaremoreRetail.com.