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The 24-hours-seven-days-a-week Morongo Travel Center has opened along Interstate 10 near Palm Springs, bringing a 32-pump gas station, dog park, slot machines and more to desert travelers.
The center, owned by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is built on 6.7 acres and includes electric vehicle charging stations, eight Tesla superchargers, RV dumping, propane fills, six high-speed diesel truck pumps and diesel exhaust fluid.
It was designed by the DLR Group and built by Moorefield Construction. The tribe estimates the center has created 30 new jobs.
Address: Morongo Trail and Thunder Road
Big lots opening in Hesperia
The discount retailer Big Lots is opening a store Saturday, Feb. 12 in Hesperia.
The 33,184-square-foot store at 16824 Main St. will come loaded with all the deals Big Lots customers are used to finding, from household goods to food and pet items.
Kaiser Permanente is expanding in Wildomar, building a new medical complex on 7 acres in the Baxter Village development. (Courtesy of Kaiser Permanente)
Kaiser building larger Wildomar medical complex
Kaiser Permanente is building a medical complex on 7 acres in the Baxter Village development in Wildomar.
The site is entitled for an 84,000-square-foot outpatient medical building. Construction is expected to begin on the structure in mid-2022, Kaiser said.
The healthcare provider said it serves some 160,000 members in the community.
“Our new Wildomar Medical Office Building will give us the room we need to expand, ultimately bringing more health care services closer to home for many,” said Vita Willett, Kaiser Permanente Senior Vice President and Riverside Area Manager.
The new building should be complete in late 2023, nearly doubling the capacity of Kaiser’s leased 34-provider office building.
It will include imaging services, a pharmacy, and will house approximately 61 provider offices, including primary care, pediatrics, optometry, allergy, dermatology and other specialties.
A 39,796 square-foot medical office complex in Hemet has sold for $5.56 million. (Courtesy of Progressive Real Estate Partners)
Medical complex in Hemet sells for $5.56 million to Newport Beach investor
A 39,796 square-foot medical office complex in Hemet has sold for $5.56 million, according to Progressive Real Estate Partners.
The seller of Courtyard Medical & Professional Center at 910-960 N. State St. was identified by Progressive as a private Newport Beach-based investor. The buyer, The buyer, represented by CBD Investments, was an unidentified overseas-based investor.
Built in 1981, the fully-leased complex generated 13 qualified offers, according to Greg Bedell at Progressive.
Bedell said the deal further solidified “the continued rebound in demand we are experiencing for multi-tenant commercial assets in SoCal’s Inland Empire.”
Three new retail properties at Monterey Crossing shopping center in Palm Desert have been sold for a combined $15.7 million in three separate transactions. The three sales included a new single-tenant pad leased to Chick-fil-A. (Courteys of Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors)
Three Palm Desert retail pads sell for $15.7 million
Three new retail properties at Monterey Crossing shopping center in Palm Desert have been sold for a combined $15.7 million in three separate transactions, according to Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors.
Hanley represented the developer and seller, Fountainhead Development of Newport Beach, in all three deals.
The three sales included two brand new, single-tenant pads leased to Chick-fil-A and Quick Quack Car Wash along with a two-tenant pad leased by AT&T and Spectrum.
Other national brand tenants at the shopping center include Costco, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Sam’s Club, Walmart, 99 Cents Only, Ashley HomeStore, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, PetSmart and Regal Cinemas.
“In 2022, we anticipate more developers and shopping center owners seeking to implement a break-up sale strategy to capitalize on the high demand for single-tenant and multi-tenant retail pad product at premium pricing,” said Bill Asher, an executive vice President at Hanley.
Steve Burns?is the new chief public policy officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. (Courtesy of the tribe)
On the move
Steve Burns is the new chief public policy officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. He will be responsible for leading and implementing the tribe’s public policy strategy on federal and state legislation and regulation. Burns previously worked at Mercury Public Affairs where he oversaw public affairs counseling and crisis issues management. He will be based in Sacramento.
Steven J. Combre, 51, of Corona, has been appointed assistant deputy director of the Security and Law Enforcement Division at the California State Lottery. Combre has served as a logistics management specialist at the National Disaster Medical System since 2021, a supervising special investigator II at the California Lottery since 2020 and an agent for Talon Executive Services since 2009. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $149,832 . Combre is registered without party preference.
Gerald Clarke, 54, of Anza, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. He has served as a professor of Ethnic Studies at the UC Riverside since 2016 and also held several positions at Idyllwild Arts Academy from 1998 to 2016. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Clarke is a Democrat.
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