Now that central portion of The Foundry project in downtown Loveland is nearing completion, retail and restaurant businesses are lining up for an opportunity to lease the commercial spaces, according to the developer.
Jay Hardy, president of Brinkman, which is redeveloping the two and a half blocks south of Fourth Street, said commercial leasing of the ground-floor space in the two Patina Flats multi-use buildings started off more slowly than he expected.
"The vision has gone from vision to reality," he said of the central plaza bounded on the east and west by the Patina Flats buildings, on the south by the parking garage and on the north by Third Street and the future movie theater.
"It was slower early on, but now a ton of people are coming at us, and we're being picky," he said. "If we accepted everybody that had decent credit and wanted to be in the place, we would already be full. But it would not be as much of an experience."