Coachella is accepting proposals from businesses interested in taking over historic fire station building

The City of Coachella is seeking proposals to transform its historic downtown fire station building into a new business. The cool building on Sixth Street in front of City Hall has opened up as a result of the relocation of the city’s Water and Finance Departments to the Civic Center, leaving the opportunity for a restaurant, store, or, if someone would like to float me the funds, the headquarters of Cactus Hugs Media to move into the space.

The proposal calls for a restaurant, bar, non-cannabis retail store, sales tax generating business or art gallery to locate in the two-story building, which also benefits from being just a stone’s throw away from one of the best spots to grab coffee in the desert.

The city notes that the future tenant will be able to redesign the interior, but the existing mural on the outside of the building will remain.

“We’re really excited about the possibility of a new restaurant that will not only serve the people of Coachella, but attract people from across the Valley,” said Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez. “Imagine coming out to enjoy a unique dining experience, and then sticking around to explore the many murals in the area or stroll the shops downtown.”

The City of Coachella will offer the tenant a reduced rent until the cost of improvements is recovered.

Those interested can check out the RFP here.


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