One of Brownfield’s newest and most visible buildings could soon house as many as five new retail and food outlets. Dakota Plaza has been in the works for several months and the building’s exterior was recently treated with brick and stone facade, while interior work will be completed by each tenant.
John Enns, managing the construction project for Fehrs Drafting and Design of Seminole told the Brownfield News this week that his company will complete the new building in about a month. “We still have a little bit of exterior work to do and we need to lay the parking lot, but it won’t be much longer before its move-in ready,” he said of the shopping center and office complex.
Enns said he is in negotiations with five good prospects interested in renting space in the shopping center. Once the existing building is full, another just like it will be built immediately to its north. The retail buildings face West with Lubbock Hwy frontage. Also on the property is a separate building for commercial leasing which faces south on Legion St.
John Fehrs, owner of the Seminole company mentioned several business prospects prior to construction, including Dickie’s Bar-b-Que, Domino’s Pizza, AT&T, Verizon and a clothing store. Enns would not divulge which businesses he is negotiating with, but indicated that their interest in Brownfield is strong. Fehrs told the News that his company sees great potential for growth in Brownfield and com-pared the city to recent activity in Seminole and Andrews.
The builder has constructed similar strip malls in Seminole, Andrews and Snyder, but said the Brownfield location will be “the nicest one we’ve built.” “We see great potential in Brownfield,” Fehrs said. “Hopefully, we could have more projects there in the future.”