Rush Properties would like to congratulate all ten of our tenants who made Seattle Met Magazines Top Dentists list of 2019!
We are ecstatic to announce that our newest tenant in Proctor's Madison25, Cactus Southwest Kitchen + Bar, has opened its doors! This is the sixth location for the company that was founded in 1990 by Marc and Bret Chatalas. The brothers grew up in Bellevue and come from a restaurant family that also owns Lowell’s, the legendary Pike Place Market restaurant. The brothers grew up working in that restaurant. Luckily for the South Sound, Cactus coming to Tacoma was a long-planned expansion. The space at Madison 25 was just what they wanted. The Proctor neighborhood reminded them of the neighborhoods surrounding their Madison Park and Kirkland restaurants. “It’s a great retail area and lots of families, lots of good restaurants. Ultimately, we felt we’d fit in,” said Chatalas last year. The Proctor dining area is large at 5,000 square feet, but it’s broken into smaller spaces with one dining room split off to the right of the front entry and a bar to the back left of the restaurant. There’s another dining area that faces Proctor Street.
Our Fairwood Senior Living project is making great strides. The team has recently completed onsite underground work as well as the building's structural concrete. They're currently framing level L1 with panelized construction methods and received the first batch of roof trusses last week.
If you’ve ever wondered, what Rush's Special Projects Division works on, you should probably read this.
Giving back to our community is at the core of who we are. It’s no wonder then that our history of giving back was inspired by a Rush team member! Over 20 years ago, Jenny Adams joined the Rush Companies. Jenny has cystic fibrosis (CF), a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. After attending a Great Strides walk in Seattle to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research, Jenny thought it would be beneficial to have a Great Strides walk in Pierce County. Together with the support of Rush, Jenny decided to start a local Great Strides walk and worked with the foundation to plan our first Great Strides walk at Pt. Defiance Park in 1998. With Rush’s $2,500 donation and that of many of our vendors and supplies, together we raised $30,000 for cystic fibrosis research in our first year! As the walk grew, so did Rush’s volunteers and donations—at one point reaching $35,000 dollars. Jenny recalls Founder Gordon Rush saying, “As long as Rush is making a profit, CF will get a donation.” Gordon was true to his word—Rush has been the premier sponsor of Great Strides’ Pierce County walk for 20 years. As the premier sponsor, The Rush Companies donates on average $10,000-$20,000 each year. Rush also underwrote most of the event for many years and Rush employees did all the legwork, setup, rentals and coordinated food service for each event until 2008 when CF foundation took over that effort. As the walk grew, it was eventually moved to Park Plaza, which has saved the walk $5,000 in rental fees—all of which went right to CF research. Park Plaza has been home base for the Great Strides Pierce County walk for the past 10 years.