A piece of the future with loads of potential
Right out of Star Trek – that’s what Starship Pegasus looks like.
Completed in 2005, this eye-catching Monolithic Dome stands on the corner of I-35 and Highway 34 in Italy, Texas – just waiting for its next mission.
That next mission could be a space-themed restaurant, convenience store, office, beauty salon, barbershop, clothes store – or just about anything an earthling may want to turn it into. It’s now for sale or lease!
This building attracts a huge amount of visitors—even empty. Every day we see people stop to take pictures with their families. It is logical to presume (as Spock would say) the people who stop for pictures would be open to buying a quick snack or Starship memorabilia. This is an ideal place for people to market those products. It is situated at a major intersection about an hour’s drive south of downtown Dallas.
The Starship is situated next to one of the busiest freeways in America. I-35 goes from Mexico to Canada and it is busy, all day, everyday. Literally thousands of people pass it, many of whom stop at the intersection for fueling—there are three (soon to be four) huge truck stops sharing the intersection—foot traffic would almost be a given. If you have the capital, it would also be a fantastic place for a hotel/motel. The property is large enough, it could even be set up to host travel trailers and RV’s.
In 2004, as construction of the Monolithic Dome that would become a restaurant looking like a just-landed spaceship began, owner Andy Gee decided on its name: Starship Pegasus. “Pegasus ties it to Greek mythology, science, science fiction and UFOs,” Andy explained. "In Greek mythology, Pegasus was the winged horse of Zeus.
“In science, Pegasus is a constellation. I also learned that in the late 1980s, private enterprise launched a series of communication rockets into outer space called the Pegasus Rockets. I understand that at least four of them are still out there, functioning.
“In science fiction,” Andy continued, "the TV series Star Trek featured five different captains of five different Pegasus ships that had five different adventures.
“As for UFOs, that connection comes through the classic story of Betty and Barney Hill who, in the 1960s, claimed they were abducted by aliens who came from a star in the Pegasus Constellation.”
For personal reasons, in 2007 Andy ended Starship Pegasus’ mission as an out-of-this-world restaurant and family entertainment center.
“Although it’s not being operated as a restaurant right now, this Monolithic Dome is just as structurally sound as it was the day it was completed,” said David South, president of Monolithic.
“Besides all the usual benefits of a Monolithic Dome, it’s in a great location,” David added. “It’s on a busy corner, with easy on- and off-access to Interstate 35. It definitely has the potential of becoming a successful business.”
For more information, contact:
Ted W. Dang CPM/CCIM
Commonwealth Real Estate
1305 Franklin St #500
Oakland, Ca. 94612
(510)832-2628 × 222