Vertical Construction Continues at Westdale

Work Begins on Second Mulit-tenant Building

 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –Frew Development Group, LLC is pleased to announce that construction of the second multi-tenant building along Edgewood Road will begin this spring.  The 7,500 square foot building will be located adjacent to and north of the new US Bank building. Aspect Architecture is designing the building, and Compass Commercial Services will execute construction with completion anticipated by this fall.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will tenant 3,300 square feet of the building and will employ close to 80 staff. This will be Freddy’s third location in Iowa, and opening is expected before Thanksgiving.  As for the remaining space, Dave Drown, leasing agent with GLD Commercial, said “Leasing activity on the remaining space in the Freddy’s building is brisk, with several letters of intent in the works.  We are also in discussions with two, new to the market, free-standing restaurants for the two remaining outlots on Edgewood Road.”

“We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome from our Cedar Rapids’ guests at our Blairs Ferry Road location, and we are thrilled to bring Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers to the southwest side of Cedar Rapids,” said Steven Young, Director of Operations.  “In addition, we are very excited to be part of the redeveloped Westdale trade area.”

“With site infrastructure and roadways in the final stages of completion, the community will continue to see more of the highly anticipated vertical construction and retailer grand opening events”, said Lisa Rowe, Westdale General Manager. “We are happy that Freddy’s will be among those additions to Westdale.”

About Freddys: One-hundred and ninety-four locations serve a total of 29 states across the map.  In 2016, Freddy’s was named as one of the top ten on Franchise Times Magazine’s Fast & Serious list for the third consecutive year. In 2015, Freddy’s was recognized as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®, included on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” (both, for the fourth consecutive year), named one of the five fastest growing chains by Nation’s Restaurant News (for the second consecutive year), and identified as one of eight “Better ‘Better Burger’ offerings” by Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2014, Freddy’s was included in Consumer Reports’® list of best burgers, cleanest fast-food restaurants and those with the best service. In preceding years, Freddy’s earned several repeat recognitions and was one of QSR® magazine’s four “Rising Stars” in the Best Franchise Deals issue and one of Franchise Times® Magazine’s “Next 300 Franchise Chains.” Freddy’s has also been named one of Business Insider’s “8 Better Burger Chains Poised to Conquer America,” the 5th Fastest Growing Chain Restaurant in the United States and Canada by Chain Store Guide, the 5th Fastest Growing Burger Concept in the country by Technomic, and a first place winner in many local newspaper readers’ choice categories throughout the U.S.

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About Westdale: Westdale is the former 900,000sf, 72 acre Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that is being repositioned as a mixed-use development by Frew Development Group, LLC. Westdale is managed and operated by Westdale CR Ventures #1, LLC, a subsidiary of Frew Development Group.  For more information, visit and

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