Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls to open in Issaquah Highlands

October 11, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 11, 2012

Retail offerings in the Issaquah Highlands include a mix of local and national companies, developers behind the neighborhood’s $70 million Grand Ridge Plaza retail complex announced Wednesday.

The latest announcement adds Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and HomeGoods to the retail center alongside a Regal Cinemas multiplex, and a Safeway and associated gas station. City officials announced plans for RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Big Fish Grill and ULTA Beauty on Oct. 2.

The highlands lineup includes homegrown businesses Zumiez, a specialty sports equipment and clothing company based in Lynnwood, and another location for Seattle-based Chinoise Sushi Bar & Asian Grill.

The project developer, Regency Centers, and highlands developer Port Blakely Communities executives unveiled the expanded list at a community meeting.

Click on the map to see the planned layout of Grand Ridge Plaza in the Issaquah Highlands. Contributed by Regency Centers

The tenant announcement came as construction speeds along on the Regal Cinemas and associated parking structure near Northeast High Street and Highlands Drive Northeast. Construction started in June after more than a decade of delays and scrapped plans.

Grand Ridge Plaza encompasses 10 blocks and 15 buildings spread across 280,113 square feet. The project is the largest commercial venture in the neighborhood since Swedish/Issaquah opened last year.

The initial offerings — Real Cinemas, Big Fish Grill and RAM Restaurant & Brewery — should open at about the same time, possibly as early as next spring.

In addition to the Grand Ridge Plaza development, Microsoft recently announced plans to sell a long-vacant 60 acres across Ninth Avenue Northeast from the Grand Ridge Plaza site.

The land — south of Highlands Drive Northeast and north of Swedish/Issaquah — can accommodate 1.2 million square feet of commercial space. Microsoft’s initial proposal for the community included a 150-acre campus, but scuttled the plan in 2004.

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4 Responses to “Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls to open in Issaquah Highlands”

  1. Richard P. Beaudry on October 11th, 2012 4:48 pm

    This development will greatly add to the quality of life in the Issaquah area, the new Bellevue! Home values will increase accordingly to the benefit of those of us who have invested early! Hang in there, neighbors. The future is bright and bountiful The luxury of new roads and modern facilities so outweighs the old Bellevue with its dominance by you know who – Freeman. With the high quality homes and businesses, what can go wrong? I love living in this area and look forward to a bright future and increasing values. Get that new house while you can affort it!

  2. david d on October 15th, 2012 10:03 pm

    I guess Ross Dress-for-Less and Piggly Wiggly weren’t available…

  3. Anne on November 28th, 2012 11:09 am

    It’s all really exciting and so needed. Living above the school now and coming down the hill…it’s like watching paint dry. But traffic is going to be a bear…and I don’t mean the animal.

  4. Kristi Siegel on October 5th, 2013 7:50 pm

    Glad to have the Safeway store coming, we have a real problem getting down the hill with Park being the only exit.

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