JLL Completes Three Leases for Black Rock Coffee Bar’s Arizona Market Entry

On behalf of Black Rock Coffee Bar, the Phoenix office of JLL has completed three leases as part of the company’s Arizona market entry. Black Rock’s first three Arizona coffee shops will be located in Chandler and Mesa, in the eastern portion of metro Phoenix. Each will offer specialty coffee beverages and breakfast and lunch options, delivered in a neighborhood-centric atmosphere.


“Our teams are fueled by serving people,” said Black Rock Coffee Bar Arizona Regional Manager Bobby Kaufmann. “That makes every new store – and especially an expansion into an entirely new state – a true honor. We look forward to building our presence in Arizona, establishing quality connections with its residents and becoming a part of their stories.”

Black Rock Coffee Bar’s first Arizona locations are:

  • 4050 S. Alma School Rd. in Chandler (Alma School Road & Ocotillo Road), opening October 2016.
  • 5329 S. Power Rd. in Mesa (Power Road and Ray Road), opening November 2016.
  • 1150 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler (Arizona Avenue and Loop 202), opening March 2017.

“Black Rock has selected three excellent locations for their Arizona roll-out,” said JLL Senior Vice President Tyson Switzenberg, who represented Black Rock Coffee Bar in its Arizona leases. “Each is a highly visible, free-standing or end-cap drive through location, in the heart of an active community and surrounded by popular retailers. They have successfully planted their flag in Arizona, with more locations to come.”

Based in Portland, Oregon, Black Rock Coffee Bar currently operates 32 company-owned and franchise stores in Oregon, Washington and California. It is expanding in each of these markets and expanding the Black Rock concept in other Western states via its three new locations in Arizona and two new stores planned in Idaho.

In Phoenix, the company is still actively looking for additional locations, with plans to open several more stores in the Valley over the next 12 months.

Black Rock store interiors feature an industrial, modern and clean aesthetic. Each location serves single origin coffee, roasted in small batches and medium to dark blends. In addition to coffee, Black Rock Coffee Bars offer local pastries, smoothies, drinks for kids, juices and blended coffee drinks.

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