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BizBeat: Former restaurant being turned into retail space

BizBeat: Former restaurant being turned into retail space

November 18th, 2018 by Philip Joens in Business

Julie Smith/News Tribune Doug Jett, Geff Garrett and Dennis Sellars of All-Spec Metal install a coping cap on the building at 2021 Missouri Blvd. The building most recently housed Golden China restaurant and is now undergoing renovation by Stark Construction.

The former home of the Golden China Restaurant on Jefferson City's Missouri Boulevard is undergoing a major renovation.

Golden China, 2021 Missouri Blvd., closed in August 2015 and has sat vacant.

Dan Gordon, who owns the building, said the 11,000-square-foot building needed to be overhauled to appeal to new tenants.

"It will look like a brand new building," said Gordon, owner of Gordon Real Estate. "It will look so much better when it's complete."

The biggest change the project made added a new facade to the front of the building. The renovation also gutted the interior of the building.

Three to four national tenants are looking at using the space, but Gordon declined to name what companies may move in. The project cost at least $160,000, according to building permits filed with the city. He declined to say what the project cost, but said it cost "several hundred thousand dollars."

Completion of the project will be determined by weather, Gordon said.

"It might be immediately once we finish the inside of the building," he said. "(Prospective tenants) are wanting to move to Jeff City, but can't find the right option."