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R.D. Olson Construction Breaks Ground on New Location for Popular Mission Inn Eatery
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—The historic Mission Inn is bringing its popular Las Campanas Restaurant & Cantina to new locations starting with a prototype in Rancho Cucamonga on which R.D. Olson Construction will break ground in June. The $3.2 million restaurant will be a 7,200-square-foot freestanding building located within a planned new retail center at the intersection of Foothill and Milliken avenues.
This is the first of what is expected to be a chain of Las Campanas restaurants outside of Mission Inn.
“We think the Las Campanas chain concept will be popular with discriminating diners who value good food and a festive and appealing atmosphere,” said Robert Olson, CEO/president of Irvine-based R.D. Olson Construction.
The prototype restaurant will impart the ambiance of the original Las Campanas, where guests enjoy gourmet Mexican cuisine indoors or under the stars on a Spanish patio made comfortable year-round through outdoor heating and misting systems.
Designed by Diane White of D.W. Architects, the new Las Campanas will feature ornate windows, archways, fountains and a pre-cast stone façade. The restaurant will be crowned with a tiled dome and programmable bell akin to the carillon that rings hourly at Mission Inn.
Las Campanas is owned by Duane and Kelly Roberts. Ideas for future Las Campanas restaurants include more free-standing restaurants and possibly restaurants within shopping centers.
Robert Olson founded R.D. Olson Construction in 1979. It has since grown into one of the largest general contracting companies in California. The company has built establishments for such clients as Marriott, Hilton and Benihana to name a few. Current projects under construction in California include Union Station Village at Los Angeles Union Station; Ocean Ranch shopping center, Laguna Niguel; Burbank Residence Inn, Burbank; and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge, Palm Desert. Out of state Olson is working on completing the Benihana, Coral Gables, FL.