The City of Antioch has put the Humphrey’s On the Delta building back on the market for lease as of May 13 according to the City.
In a letter dated April 26, the City informed Everett & Jones that it was excising its termination rights under the Mutual Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement. The termination was effective May 13, 2017.
In January of 2016, it was announced that Everett & Jones Barbecue hoped to be the new tenant at the old Humphrey’s Restaurant location.
The “Letter of Intent” for lease included a 5-year lease for the 12,400 square foot restaurant at $0.50 per square foot per month during the first 5-years of operation. For a second 5-year lease, the base rent will jump to $1 per square foot per month. They would also accept the building “as is” and will be required to perform “leasehold improvements”.
Mayor Sean Wright says the Letter sent does not mean Everett & Jones won’t come to Antioch; it just means they lost the exclusive rights to negotiate.
“I am still trying to push it through,” says Wright. “Everett & Jones sent a letter to the city saying they were pulling out. The letter was voted on and sent out by our staff. Basically what Everett & Jones has lost, they had the exclusive right to negotiate. It doesn’t mean they can’t come back with another offer and have it be accepted. What it has enabled us to see is if there is any other interest out there so that is what we are checking out.”
Wright says Everett & Jones are still interested, but the City is doing their due diligence in who else may be interested.
“Whoever ends up in the building, I hope they can become a long-term partner with the city,” says Wright. “I am open minded on whoever ends up at the Humphrey’s location. I would like to see a restaurant in there that can provide entertainment sooner rather than later to continue making Antioch destination city.”
The city has the advertisement posted on its website and currently seeking proposals. Those interested in the facility can schedule a tour by contacting Lizeht Zepeda at (925) 779-6168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.