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99 Ranch, Panda Express, Fresh & Easy sign leases at Rose Pavilion

Grocery stores slated for opening next year, takeout restaurant to open in coming months

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.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Mission Park
on Apr 16, 2009 at 12:36 pm

great news about Ranch 99 - although the Dublin store is fairly convenient to Pleasantonians it will be nice to have a location inside town and keep the tax base / revenues flowing here - and finally Rose Pavilion will improve - there have been too many store closures recently at that plaza - good news all around for Pleasanton

now...what to do about Main Street?


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Posted by bel
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm

That will fill those parking lots up. 99 Ranch in Dublin always seems to be busy. Tax base definately would help this town.


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Posted by romleys
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm

But three Asian Markets??? What the hell is going on here, even Milpitas has fewer stores per capita!?!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

But three Asian Markets???

Haven't you noticed the marked increase in asians moving into pleasanton the last three years? they make up over a third of the population now and are still flowing in. another 5 years and you won't recognize pleasanton.


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Posted by Daniel
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Neighborhoods change, especially ones which are growing and attracting highly skilled engineers, doctors, software programmers, lawyers, scientists, etc from around the world (including Asia and India). You can't do much to stop it, but you can manage it wisely. Building an Asian supermarket at the vacant Rose Pavillion location is one such wise decision. It will prevent the location from suffering urban decay, provide tax revenue for the city, and serve local Asian residents why would otherwise have to drive (and burn gas) to get to the Dublin Ranch Market.


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Posted by John
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm

""Haven't you noticed the marked increase in asians moving into pleasanton the last three years? they make up over a third of the population now and are still flowing in. ""another 5 years and you won't recognize pleasanton""

gee, do i sense a little hostility from Stacey...there is nothing you can do about it. people will live/work where they please, if you don't like it, get out and move your ass out to Montana etc where most of everyone looks like you. No, i'll still recognize pleasanton but feel like i am in Europe.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:54 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Hi John,

I can't claim to know the intent of that poster's remarks. I didn't write them. You can verify what I write by checking for the words "is a registered member". Personally, I'm looking forward to 99 Ranch moving in.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Nov 27, 2009 at 10:04 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Speaking of the Rose Pavilion, my husband and I were discussing recently how one almost never knows what stores exactly are in there. Then I realized there's no big sign advertising the major stores in there visible from the freeway. That could be one of the reasons contributing to the vacancy there.


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on Jun 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

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