On East Grand
CAPITOL EAST NEIGHBORHOOD
East Grand / East 15th / East 16th Street
Commercial Retail & Restaurant
La Placita on East Grand is a collection of newly developed and older renovated commercial buildings on the north side of East Grand, between 15th and 16th Street. The properties were acquired by the NDC and developed over a ten year period. In 2015 the center was renamed “La Placita on East Grand”, which stands for "little plaza or marketplace" in Spanish. La Placita includes six different buildings with shared parking, and has approximately 20 commercial tenants with apartments on the second floor of one of the buildings.
La Placita has been redeveloped in the American southwest architectural style. It currently hosts four restaurants, including: Los Laureles, Rolling Wok, La Paleteria Michoacana, and Patton’s Restaurant. It also includes a grocery store, Tienda Mexicana, and a bakery, Panaderia Mendez, as well as a host of other businesses.
The center underwent improvements in 2015, which include a mural, painted by Iowa Artist John Neal, and updated painting on the exteriors of the buildings.
MURAL BY IOWA ARTIST, JOHN NEAL
PROPERTY NAME / La Placita On East Grand
ADDRESSes / 1514 / 1524 / 1530 / 1534 / 1540 / 1552 East Grand
NEIGHBORHOOD / Capitol East Neighborhood
YEAR ACQUIRED / 2005
PROJECT COMPLETION DATE / 2015
SELECTION PURPOSE / Under Served Neighborhood With A Lack Of Commercial Real Estate
WORK DONE / Demolition & New Construction
FINAL USE / Retail & Restaurant Space