Many of you have been asking "What's up with 25A Orinda Way?" Over the past months, the developers and their leasing agent have been hard at work seeking tenants for the approximately 14K square feet of ground floor space, so there hasn’t been much to report until now...
We are excited to share that there now a lease pending with Orange Theory Fitness!
Even though it's not a restaurant or retail tenant, this seems like good news to us, and we hope it will be a tipping point to attract other businesses to sign up at 25A. For example, consider the Marin Country Mart, which has become a hub of the community of Larkspur since being revitalized in 2009. Very successfully, restaurants and retailers such as Intermix, Rustic Bakery, Hudson Grace, Belcampo Meat Co. and Pressed Juicery happily coexist with SoulCycle, Tutu School, and Barber Lane. Locals come down to work out or take their kids to ballet, then stay to eat and shop, or vice versa. In the commercial real estate world they call this a coordinated leasing strategy - it's something that hasn’t existed in Orinda, but that we could greatly benefit from.
We believe Orange Theory will attract regular, repeat patrons and members, adding to the vitality of our town and increasing the success of nearby local businesses. And, admittedly, we want more opportunities to get our sweat on right here in Orinda, instead of driving to Lafayette or Walnut Creek.
Paul Ugenti, owner of 25A Orinda Way is seeking local support because the city will need to approve this use of ground floor space. If you'd like to see Orange Theory in Orinda, please reach out to Derek Farmer at the Planning Department (Dfarmer@cityoforinda.org) and weigh in.