Owner: True North Associates
Architect: A.D. Arizado
General Contractor: SunWest Builders
Details: A second Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is scheduled to open in Bend this June.
Construction began March 6, and an entire exterior and interior remodel of the former Sofcu Community Credit Union building on U.S. Highway 20 is underway to give the restaurant the look of other Jimmy John’s restaurants across the country.
“The whole exterior is going to get a brick veneer,” said Mark Maxwell, senior project manager for SunWest Builders. “Then the inside was a complete tear out and refinish, taking all the walls and the interior finishing out right down to the studs and the concrete slab.”
According to information from Jimmy John’s, the restaurant has more than 1,800 corporate and franchised locations in 42 states throughout the U.S.
Tyson Adams, whose company also owns the Jimmy John’s in the Old Mill District, said he estimates the remodel of the nearly 2,000-square-foot space will cost him between $300,000 and $400,000.
Adams opened his first Bend Jimmy John’s in December 2010 and said he’s had a demand to broaden the restaurant’s delivery radius. But the only way to do that, he said, was by opening another location.
“We’ve done incredibly well and got a lot of local support, so that’s what led us to open a second location,” he said.
Adams expects the restaurant to employ between 25-30 part-time employees.
— Rachael Rees