Smashburger Fills Out The Former Ethan Allen Building In Eagan

ethanalleneaganRemember the former Ethan Allen building in Eagan off Yankee Doodle and Promenade? Neither do I seeing that I lived there for most of my life and never set foot in it.

I still can’t believe that it made it that long, which was around for 10 plus years.  I rarely saw any cars in the parking lot. Prime retail spot in where 27,500 cars cars drive by on a daily basis.

The building has now been remodeled to fit six tenants in which there is 14,500 square feet of retail space available. For being a bad market for vacant space in the commercial real estate arena, this building is 100% leased before it even is delivered.


The tenant that I’m looking forward to the most is Smashburger. I’ve been waiting for this franchise to open an a spot south of the river ever since coming into the Twin Cities market about a year ago, they have been mainly on the north end of the metro.

If you haven’t tried them before, compare them to a Five Guys or In-N-Out. Don’t place them high on the “healthy things to eat” list.

The New Tenants

  • Smashburger
  • Sports Haircuts
  • Solo’s Pizza
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Pearle Vision
  • Panda’s Express

Anyone could be called a good anchor tenant except for maybe Sports Haircuts and I’m a little surprised by the Panda Express, I thought those where relative to mainly malls but it landed the end-cap space in the building.

That’s one happy landlord/developer to land such quality tenants in such a short period of time.

About Jason Sandquist

Jason Sandquist is the Founder and CEO of Loop Commercial Advisors, LLC. A boutique commercial real estate firm serving Minneapolis & St. Paul commercial real estate market, as well as surrounding areas . You can also read Inside the Property Lines, a weblog delivering creative thoughts. He works with landlords and owners with leasing assignments and disposition of properties, as well as start-ups and businesses helping them find space and create strategic real estate decisions. He also helps investors with disposition and acquisition of commercial investment properties.

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  1. You are going to love Smashburger. Definitely one of the best burgers in town.

  2. I have to go with the “twin cities smashburger” as my favorite with the smashsauce and jalapeno’s.

  3. I haven’t tried adding jalapenos or smashsauce yet… I might have to do that. Thanks for the tip :-)

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