The owner of the Rose Pavilion shopping center on Santa Rita Road and Rosewood Drive announced this week that three new tenants--two grocery stores and a popular takeout restaurant--have signed leases.
99 Ranch Market, a specialty Asian food store and the country's largest Asian supermarket chain, will occupy approximately 45,000 square feet in the center where Levitz Furniture used to be, and is expected to open in spring 2010, according to Carol Merriman, who is the senior vice president of marketing for Centro Properties.
When it opens, it will be the third Asian grocery store in the Tri-Valley to open in three years' time--a result of growing diversity here. A 99 Ranch Market opened at 7333 Regional St. in Dublin in 2007 and that same year, Le Asia Supermarket opened in San Ramon.
Another grocery chain, which has gone through the city approval process, is Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, a British-based operation which promotes itself as specializing in healthy, easy-to-prepare meals. It will occupy a 15,000-square-foot space where Express Fitness is now located in the shopping center and has plans to open in summer 2010. Express Fitness will be expanding and relocating into a 19,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Consignment Plus in the same center, with a projected opening this November.
Golfsmith, a nationally known golf and tennis retailer, opened its new 28,500 square foot Pleasanton superstore in the shopping plaza last August. Golfsmith and Fresh & Easy will be just 50 yards apart and will share parking spaces.
The Rose Pavilion will also welcome a popular takeout restaurant. Panda Express has signed a lease for 2,200 square feet in the center and is expected to open later this spring or by summer.
Stoneridge Shopping Center welcoming three new stores
Not to be outshined by the Rose Pavilion, the Stoneridge Shopping Center has its own share of positive business news.
Simon Property Group, Inc. has announced the addition of three new retailers: Michael Kors, Teavana and AT&T, all scheduled to open this year.
Luxury women's boutique Michael Kors is slated to open this summer and will be located on the upper level near the main elevator.
Beverage retailer Teavana, selling tea and tea accessories, will be located on the lower level near the grand court and is expected to open this month.
AT&T will open a retail store on the lower level near JC Penney late next month.