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.
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.