Shamrock Foods Picks Marana for New Distribution Center, Pays $18.2 Million for Site
MARANA, ARIZONA, September 30, 2022 — Shamrock Foods Company purchased 81 acres at Crossroads at Gladden for $18,153,630 ($5.15 PSF). The property was block patted only and represents block 6 that sold.
The buyer, purchased for construction of a cold storage / warehouse/ distribution center that will be owner occupied by Shamrock Farms.
Crown West Land Group of Tucson c/o Dean Wingert is the seller. Crown West purchased 288 acres known as Crossroads at Gladden at I-10 and Tangerine, adjacent to its successful master planned community, Gladden Farms.
Amazon had considered this site for a distribution center before choosing Silverbell and Ina where they are under construction.
“The site is a natural for logistics, with easy access to Interstate 10, easy access to El Paso, going east, City of Tucson, down to Mexico, and up to Phoenix which is only an hour and a half away,” said Curtis Woody, Marana’s Director of Economic Development. “And has seven other logistic projects nearby.”
Shamrock Foods is an Arizona family business success story that celebrated 100 years of business this year. Beginning in 1922 in Tucson as a family dairy with 20 cows, a truck and a dream, the McClelland’s entrepreneurial spirit grew Shamrock Foods Company into a recognized dairy innovator and leader in restaurant and foodservice distribution industry, while staying true to its roots as a family-held company.
“We’ve grown a lot since my Irish immigrant grandparents, W.T. and Winnifred McClelland, established Shamrock dairy, and the principles they set forth have stood the test of time,” said Kent McClelland, president and CEO of Shamrock Foods Company and third generation of McClelland family leadership when announcing the company’s 100 year celebration. “It’s been an incredible first 100 years in business growing, innovating and supporting our communities, and I’m excited for what’s ahead.”
“Our story may already be 100 years in the making, but we’re just getting started,” said McClelland.
Tim Healy with CBRE (Tucson) represented the buyer in this transaction that closed September 2, 2022. Crown West was self-represented.
For more information, Healy can be reached at 520.323.5100.
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