State College’s newest high-rise will finally get two businesses to go along with more than 500 people living in the building.
The Metropolitan, located at the corner of West College Avenue and South Atherton Street, opened its doors after three years of construction in August to tenants while plans were continuing to be finalized for the 146-foot tall building’s first two floors of commercial space.
Wes Rogers, president and CEO of Landmark Properties, confirmed a restaurant and gym would occupy the first two floors.
“We’re excited to have Tadashi Japanese Restaurant and Orangetheory Fitness coming to The Metropolitan,” Rogers said in a statement. “We believe The Met is the best downtown housing option for Penn State students, and the addition of great food and great fitness options enhances an already exceptional, quality, and convenient college living experience.”
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Tadashi Japanese Restaurant, which opened in 2013, will relocate from 206 W. College Ave, which is two blocks away from The Metropolitan. Orangetheory Fitness will open its 21st location in the state. Opening dates have not been set.
Amenities of the building include 155 underground parking spaces for tenants and retail customers, a 9,000-square-foot clubhouse, a rooftop terrace, fitness center and a third-floor outdoor terrace.
The Metropolitan is the second of three Landmark Properties developments — The Retreat at State College was completed in 2013, and development plans for The Station at Toftrees were submitted in 2017.
Landmark Properties became property manager and general contractor of the project after investing an undisclosed amount of funds in 2015 for the development, which was initiated several years earlier by local developers Ara Kervandjian and Heidi Nicholas.