Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management, Spaces and David Grutman’s Komodo Restaurant are First to Sign Leases at The Epic for Innovative Amenities and Downtown Views
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Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management announces the first tenants to The Epic office tower, a 16-story contemporary workplace within The Epic’s eight-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum and the Dallas Farmers Market. Developed by Westdale and KDC, and designed by global architecture firm Perkins+Will, The Epic offers 251,000 square feet of modern office space in a location that anchors a new side of Downtown Dallas and serves as a gateway to Deep Ellum.
Rising from the intersections of Downtown, Deep Ellum and the Dallas Farmers Market, The Epic provides an eight-acre cultural gateway from the city’s Central Business District to its most creative streets. Designed to amplify the spirit of the surrounding areas, the development provides engaging new business, hospitality, living and recreational destinations aligned with the dynamic makeup of the neighborhood.
Located at 2550 Pacific Avenue, the contemporary office tower is on track for LEED Gold certification and is a Class AA office building with innovative amenities for tomorrow’s workforce. The office tower is designed for engaging environments that spark connectivity with select amenities to include: 55,000 square feet of restaurant and retail throughout The Epic, a fitness center with luxury locker rooms, office terraces, multiple collaborative areas, a bike storage area, and a seventh-floor rooftop amenity deck with year-round seating and sweeping views of Downtown Dallas.
Developer Westdale has signed a 39,124-square-foot lease in the office tower and will occupy one-and-a-half floors beginning in June 2019. “This is a unique opportunity to locate Westdale’s headquarters in a world-class building and dynamic setting that aligns with our company’s brand,” says Joe Beard, Westdale President and CEO. “We are excited to be part of this expanding area that offers convenient access to the best amenities in the city.”
Spaces, a pioneer in offering creative and flexible working environments with a unique entrepreneurial spirit, has leased 47,026 square feet. “The Epic is an ideal location for Spaces,” says Michael Berretta, VP of Network Development for IWG/Spaces. “The neighborhood and the building will offer our members a vibrant live-work-play atmosphere.”
David Grutman will be transporting his signature style and sense of hospitality from Miami to Dallas, with his celebrity hotspot restaurant, Komodo. Located on the ground floor of the office tower, the restaurant will occupy 19,700 square feet of interior space and 2,500 square feet of exterior seating, featuring contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine with an upstairs Komodo Lounge showcasing Grutman’s trademark nightlife energy.
Steve Rigby, Baron Aldrine, Mike Kay, Peter Danna and Mike Cleary of CBRE represented Spaces. Dennis Barnes, Tommy Nelson and Ben Davis of CBRE represented Epic Dallas Office, LP. Jack Gosnell and Elizabeth Herman with CBRE executed the Komodo lease.
The Epic is a momentous mixed-use experience featuring three buildings — The Epic office tower, the historic Pittman hotel and The Hamilton residential high-rise. The architecture of the three buildings harmonizes with the development’s pedestrian-friendly and visitor details such as high walkability, green spaces, collaborative creative areas and art installations. With its premier location, The Epic serves as a gateway to the most desired districts in the city’s urban core. The Epic office tower will deliver Q1 of 2019; The Hamilton residential high-rise will begin leasing in Q4 2019 with the substantial completion in Q3 2020; and The Pittman Hotel is slated for a substantial completion in Q2 2020.
Westdale has been actively involved in Deep Ellum since the early ‘90s. They have been purchasing and renovating buildings throughout Deep Ellum, focusing on the residential and commercial revitalization of the area. Westdale believes in the area’s musical history and vibrancy and supports new and emerging businesses, such as The Bomb Factory — a venue that hosts headlining concerts and private events year-round.
For more information, please visit www.theepicdallas.com.