Cinema, Retail Project Starts in Syracuse City, Utah

Ground has been broken in Syracuse for a new development that will include a six-screen theater complex, nearly 35,000 square feet of retail space and, eventually, office buildings.

Steve Hawes, a partner with developer Hawes Brubaker Neider LLC, Salt Lake City, said the project is located at approximately 2400 West and 1700 South, west of a Super Wal-Mart that opened in February. The development will consist of a six-screen Syracuse Stadium Cinemas complex to be managed by Salt Lake City-based Westates Theaters Inc., 14,000 square feet of in-line retail space, three pad sites each measuring roughly 5,000 square feet and a mid-box retail building containing 15,000 square feet.

Two of the screens in the theater complex will be large "premiere"-style cinemas with seating for between 400 and 500 patrons, he said. Construction of the theaters should begin in the next week or so and the complex is slated to open in the spring, he said. Crawford Construction, Logan, is the general contractor on the theater aspect of the development. It will be the only cinema west of I-15 in Davis County.

In front of the theater, Hawes Brubaker Neider has broken ground for 14,000 square feet of in-line retail space and three 5,000 square foot pad sites for use either by retailers or restaurants, Hawes said. Completion should take about 60 days. A 15,000 square foot mid-box retail building will follow. Preliminary design is under way for two office buildings on the site, each measuring about 20,000 square feet. Dixon & Associates, Salt Lake City, is the architect.