McCauley is converting the former Long’s Antioch office building into a boardroom for up to 250 local jobs
ANTIOCH, CA — Sean McCauley is at it again, this time improving business in Antioch by working to bring employers with 200 to 250 well-paying local clerical jobs to the city.
In a recent video post on Facebook, he announced that Long’s Drugs’ former headquarters site, which for the past nine years was a derelict, vacant, vandalized building on Deer Valley Road, is being brought back to life.
It is just one of two Class A office buildings in Antioch.
He and project partner Ron Harrison purchased the 56,000-square-foot building and rebranded it as the Deer Valley Executive Center to create small business founder spaces and full-service executive suites with a shared administrative assistant. There will also be room for two large, medically-focused employers they are currently in negotiations with.
“Each workday, more than 120,000 people from the area commute on Highway 4 alone. The more people we can get off the streets into local jobs, the more time they have to spend with their families,” McCauley said. “The plan is to get people off the commute by bringing higher-paying jobs to our city.”
McCauley and Harrison have made a difference in historic downtown Antioch over the past few years by upgrading a variety of buildings and bringing several restaurants to the Rivertown Dining District, including Smith’s Landing Seafood Grill and Monica’s Riverview.
“We have brought 40 new entrepreneurs to the Luxe Salon Suites downtown, the largest operation of its kind in Antioch,” McCauley said. That’s in addition to the six restaurant and cafe owners and their employees who were instrumental in locating it on or near the waterfront.
“We have a passion for making it easy for good entrepreneurs to start and run their businesses to fulfill their goals and dreams,” he continued. “That is also our plan in the new Executive Center.”
Harrison says he’s seen an extraordinary improvement in the Rivertown area of Antioch since the two hit the market.
“I am heartened by the excitement of business owners looking to open their new operations in Antioch,” he said. “This project will continue those efforts.”
They are currently in the planning phase and are expected to be ready for occupancy in summer 2023. For more information on leasing, contact SMI at (925) 513-7336 or email [email protected]
cutting line: The former Long’s Drugs headquarters on Deer Valley Road will soon be an executive center with up to 250 well-paying jobs. Photos by Allen D Payton