Business Boom | New merchants to be added to Grand Ridge Plaza Shopping Center
By LINDA BALL
Issaquah Reporter Staff Writer
October 18, 2012 · Updated 1:13 PM
Issaquah’s retail base will expand even more as Marshalls Home Goods and its traditional off-price clothing and shoes plans to open in 2013.
Regency Centers of Portland, is the developer of the $70 million project. Rian McNamara of Regency said DICK’S Sporting Goods, similar to a Sports Authority, and Zumiez are also among the new line-up of merchants recently announced for the 280,113-square-foot retail center under construction in the Issaquah Highlands.
McNamara said the 12-screen Regal Cinema complex now under construction, local restaurant chain Big Fish Grill and RAM Restaurant & Brewery will be the first to open in the June of 2013.
Cosmetics retailer ULTA Beauty, restaurants Chinoise Café and a 44,543-square-foot Safeway store should open in September 2013.
Construction broke ground in June 2012 when Regency unveiled its plans. Grand Ridge Plaza will be an open-air, pedestrian-friendly shopping and entertainment district.
According to Regency Centers, 80 percent of the available square footage at Grand Ridge Plaza is now leased.
Additional tenant announcements are anticipated as construction progresses.
McNamara said total build-out should be complete by the end of 2013.
Issaquah first began seeking a vision for the Highlands in 1989 as a smart growth concept for suburban community.