Midtown Sacramento – November 20, 2023
In a move that extends their cultural footprint into the heart of Midtown Sacramento, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, proprietors of the Red Hawk Casino, has completed the purchase of a prominent three-story building at 2700 J St. The transaction, totaling $4 million, marks a significant step for the tribe, signaling their commitment to reclaiming lands in their indigenous territory.
Tribal Chairwoman Regina Cuellar expressed the tribe’s deep connection to the Sacramento region, stating,
“Our Tribe’s heritage connects us to various villages and homelands in the Sacramento region.”
The approximately 15,000-square-foot building will serve as a community gathering and programming space for the tribe’s membership, many of whom reside in Sacramento.
Matt Alemania, an associate director at commercial real estate brokerage Newmark, represented the tribe in the transaction and revealed plans for the building. The ground floor is slated to become a cultural center, emphasizing the tribe’s rich heritage. The strategic location, adjacent to the historically significant Sutter’s Fort, adds to the appeal of the property. Sutter’s Fort provides insights into Sacramento’s history during the Gold Rush era.
Xingli Asset Management Company, based in El Dorado Hills, was the seller in this transaction. The reasons behind Xingli’s sale were not disclosed, and contact information for the company was not available.
The building at 2700 J St. has witnessed changes in ownership over the years. Four years ago, it was sold to Xingli, and previous plans included establishing a restaurant on the ground floor. However, records indicate no recent building permit applications for this address, and the ground-floor retail space has remained vacant, creating an opportunity for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians to breathe new life into the corner of 27th and J Street.
Alemania expressed optimism about the acquisition’s positive impact, stating,
“It’s been vacant for some time. Hopefully, this improves the feel of the corner of 27th and J Street.”
The tribe’s venture into Midtown Sacramento aligns with a broader trend of Native American communities reasserting their presence and heritage in urban landscapes. This move is expected to contribute not only to the cultural richness of the area but also to fostering a sense of community and connection.