Liberty Lake-based Seasons Cafe LLC has won a contract to offer food service beginning this month inside the 8,000-square-foot cafeteria and dining center in the large Meadowwood Technology Campus building in Liberty Lake.
Seasons Cafe is scheduled to open March 19 to the public and to the first of 800 Liberty Mutual Group Inc. employees who are expected to begin moving into the Meadowwood building through April 1, says Wayne Frost, managing director for Greenstone Commercial, which is managing the property for the building's owner, Meadowwood Partners LLC. The cafeteria will offer breakfast and lunch items from the dining center, located in the northeast corner of the 250,000-square-foot structure formerly occupied by Agilent Technologies Inc.
Additionally, Frost says, the large dining center and nearby conference rooms can be rented for special events, for which Seasons Cafe will offer catering services. He says several groups have in recent months used the facility for events.
Frost declines to disclose the terms of the food service contract or who's involved in the Seasons Cafe ownership group. However, he says daily operations will be handled by executive chef Jamie Lombardi, who cooked for Klink's on the Lake restaurant, located about 30 miles southwest of Spokane.
Lombardi couldn't be reached for comment about plans for the cafe or how many people it will employ. Frost says, though, that the food service is expected eventually to provide workday meals for 1,200 to 1,300 people as Meadowwood fills up its available space.
Liberty Mutual Group, the Boston-based insurance conglomerate, is moving its Liberty Lakewoo operations into about 100,000 square feet of newly renovated space at Meadowwood.
The city estimated the value of Liberty Mutual's tenant improvements at about $4.5 million. Meadowwood now has about six tenant businesses in total, Frost says.
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