Heslin Holdings Announces Grand Opening of Starbucks Drive-Thru in Huntington Beach, CA

Laguna Hills, CA (April 25, 2019) – Heslin Holdings, Inc. a privately owned commercial real estate investment and development firm, announces the grand opening of a Starbucks Drive-Thru in Warnerdale Square, a retail property in Huntington Beach, California.

The fast food tenant is the first one to open in the newly constructed multi-tenant drive-thru building on the Northeast corner of the center.

Close family, friends and the Mayor gathered to celebrate the soft-opening of Starbucks on April 24th with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

When Heslin Holdings first approached the project on the Southeast corner of Warner Ave and Springdale St, the center showed signs of neglect with vacancy and homelessness plaguing the former bank building.

Pictured from Left to Right: Councilwoman Lyn Semeta, Lindsey Thompson, Mayor Erik Peterson, & Casey McKeon

Heslin Holdings formed a joint venture partnership with the existing owner and moved forward on bringing new life to the property.

In addition to the multi-tenant drive-thru building, Heslin leased the vacant middle pad to a Salon Suites concept and completed a significant facade renovation on the rear, U-shaped building.

Casey McKeon, VP of Acquisitions for Heslin Holdings and local “HB” resident, worked closely with the City of Huntington Beach to overcome multiple project hurdles.

The mayor of Huntington Beach, Erik Peterson, expressed his appreciation of the project saying, “The city of Huntington Beach is grateful for Heslin Holdings’ dedication to this project. This is a bright spot in our community.”

In the picture below, McKeon on behalf of Heslin Holdings receives an official commendation from Mayor Peterson of the City of Huntington Beach for the Warnerdale Square Renovation Project.

For McKeon, this project is close to home as he grew up working in his family owned butcher shop, The Beef Palace, across the street from Warnerdale Square. McKeon remarks, “This is what it’s all about. I am so proud and honored to have been able to contribute positively to my local community.”

It’s not just McKeon and the residents of Huntington Beach that are excited about this unique project, the Director of Real Estate at Starbucks expressed appreciation as well. Charlie Arbing III, Real Estate Director of Starbucks, wrote, “Thank you Casey for everything. This is the first Starbucks drive-thru West of the 405 on Warner. It took forever to find a site, but you did, for us.”

The Heslin team is thrilled with the outcome of the project and looks forward to seeing the lasting impact it will have on the surrounding community.