By Allen D. Payton
Sean McCauley is at it again, improving business in Antioch this time working to bring employers with 200 to 250 well-paying, local office jobs to the city. In a recent video post on Facebook he announced the former location of Long’s Drugs corporate offices that’s been a distressed, empty, vandalized building on Deer Valley Road for the past nine years, will be getting a new lease on life. It’s only one of two Class A office buildings in Antioch.
He and his partner on projects, Ron Harrison have purchased the 56,000 square-foot building and have renamed it the Deer Valley Executive Center to help create incubator space for small businesses and full-service executive suites with a common administrative assistant. In addition, there will be space for two large, medical-related employers with whom they are currently in negotiations.
“There are over 120,000 people commuting out of the region each workday, just on Highway 4. The more people we can get off the roads and into local jobs, the more time they will have to spend with their families,” McCauley said. “The plan is to get people out of the commute by bringing higher paying jobs to our city.”
McCauley and Harrison have been making a difference in Antioch’s historic downtown for the past several years, improving a variety of buildings and bringing multiple restaurants to the Rivertown Dining District, including Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill and Monica’s Riverview.
“We’ve brought 40 new entrepreneurs to the Luxe Salon Suites to downtown, the largest operation of its type in Antioch,” McCauley shared. That’s in addition to the six restaurant and coffee shop owners and their employees they were instrumental in locating at or near the waterfront.
“We have a passion for making it simple for good entrepreneurs to start and run their operations fulfilling their goals and dreams,” he continued. “That’s our plan at the new executive center, as well.”
Harrison says he’s seen extraordinary improvement in Antioch’s Rivertown area since the two entered the market.
“I’m encouraged by the excitement of business owners wanting to open up their new operations in Antioch,” he stated. “This project will continue that effort.”
“Can’t wait to get started on this project and bring 250 new jobs to Antioch,” McCauley wrote with his Facebook video post.
They’re currently in the planning stages and expect to be ready for occupancy by summer 2023. More information on leasing is available at SMI by calling (925) 513-7336 or emailing email@example.com.
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