Cottonwood Plaza taking shape again

By Deb Murphy

The final landscaping touches are planted, work is going at a furious pace on the new site for Perry’s Café and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife staff is settled in. The promise of Cottonwood Plaza is taking shape.

cottonwood plaza perrys sign

According to the site agent, Al Amiri, El Pollo Loco is “right on track,” to join the line-up of tenants in the remodeled, updated Plaza. The Mexican restaurant head office is currently looking at the development agreement and will be making the decision on the specific model for the site in the next week or two. The insert for the lollipop sign is visible in the dining area window, waiting to go up.

Value Sports will be relocating from Rocking K to the first floor of the west building sometime after May 1 making downtown Bishop the center of outdoor gear and clothing in the Eastern Sierra.

cottonwood plaza

Cottonwood’s website lured tenants to the Plaza with big numbers of travel-throughs and motel occupancies expanding Bishop’s small population to a potential 255,500 customers annually.

According to Amiri, the management firm is in negotiations with potential tenants for the remaining two spaces on either side of Perry’s Café.

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Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

Ya Badfinger, sounds like a rock climbers paradise.

Badfinger
Badfinger
6 years ago

A PALS Medical Marijuana Dispensary would fit nicely in this mini shopping mall, then we could get medication and then hit Perry’s pizza or EL Pollo Loco, yup I lots of Bishop folk and tourists would stop and spend money in Bishop, giving the local economy a boost

Mono Person
Mono Person
6 years ago

Dollars Store could go over where the old KMart used to be. You all should be happy that someone is cleaning up the mall.

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

El Pollo Loco actually has pretty heart healthy food. Killer salsa also.

Al Amiri
Al Amiri
6 years ago

Thank you All. We are working hard to make it happen. Thanks for all your support.

Tinner
Tinner
6 years ago

Obviously, we’re all hungry.

ya know
ya know
6 years ago

We could use a new Baskin Robbins. I was hoping for a Sonic

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

I’m still amazed we don’t have a real dollar store or 99 cent store.

Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

You don’t like our friendly neighborhood dollar store?

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob Loblaw

I give up, where is our dollar store?

Rick OB
Rick OB
6 years ago

Back in my day, there was an A&W…we’re talking 70’s here !

Really !?!?
Really !?!?
6 years ago

More Pizza and Mexican food in bishop, really !?!?! Bishop could use a frozen yogurt shop where the old Baskin and Robins was.

Cindy
Cindy
6 years ago
Reply to  Really !?!?

A yogurt shop is going in next to the theater

antoniolupi
antoniolupi
6 years ago

Two words: Woo hoo!

Tinner
Tinner
6 years ago

Too bad we can’t have an IN N OUT Burger, El Pollo Loco is good and all but…

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago

What? No French fries?

LOWER Owens Resident
LOWER Owens Resident
6 years ago

Go Look in the window at the new Perrys… Wayne from Mojave Heating and Cooling did the most impressive exposed ducting system I have ever seen!

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

What is going in where Value Sports used to be? How about a Trader Joes!

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe, that’s a good question. You need to ask Vons.

sugarmagnolia
sugarmagnolia
6 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m sure they would love to have a Trader Joe’s anchor this center…..Trader Joe’s on the other hand, probably not so much. Same with the inevitable In N Out Burger comments….it’s not going to happen people. They have strict policies relating to the distance to their supply locations, since they… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago
Reply to  sugarmagnolia

In n out also owns their real estate outright and often buys property years in advance. Ray Kroc of McDonald’s said he was in the real estate business, and IN n Out is smart that way too. https://narimanhb.com/2010/09/07/mcdonalds-making-hamburger-or/ We’re within range of their distribution center, but I doubt they’re going… Read more »

Joe
Joe
6 years ago
Reply to  sugarmagnolia

Before Trader Joes was in Carson City and Reno, that was true because I did call them. Now that those stores are in, going through Bishop is now feasible. The problem is population. They want a base population of 50,000. I’m trying to convince them that Bishop serves several outlying… Read more »

Lynne
Lynne
6 years ago
Reply to  sugarmagnolia

Also, I remember hearing that Bishop’s population was counted as part of the population served in order to get the TJ in Carson City … so that *is* our “local” store …

DAVID K
DAVID K
6 years ago

They need another Julie’s Hallmark and Gift Store.

Anna Martini
Anna Martini
6 years ago

Hope these are open in time for Mule Days!