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New and Coming Soon! Exciting Updates from the Issaquah Highlands Commercial Sectors

By October 4, 2021January 3rd, 2022business, Connections

Grand Ridge Plaza

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Grand Ridge Plaza is welcoming new tenants sure to delight foodies across the region and planning enhancement projects that will benefit all patrons.

An official statement from Regency Centers said, “Regency Centers is very excited and encouraged in the overall interest to join Grand Ridge Plaza’s dynamic merchandise mix. The effect of the pandemic is largely felt in the ongoing tenant construction with permitting delays, which impacts new tenant openings; however, due to the nature of the current circumstances, everyone – including the city of Issaquah – is working as hard as we can to get these new businesses open and operational.”

What’s new and coming soon to Grand Ridge Plaza?

  • New! Steeplogie Teas: Opened in June in the former PinkaBella Cupcakes space, it’s the company’s seventh King County location.
  • Relocating! MOD Pizza: Relocating to the former Jos A. Bank space; anticipated completion by the end of 2021.
  • Coming Soon! Highland Poke: Coming to the former Scout & Molly’s Boutique space; anticipated in the first quarter of 2022.
  • Coming Soon! BB Teriyaki: Taking over MOD Pizza’s current space after its relocation; anticipated in the second quarter of 2022.
  • Beautification and Consumer Amenity Enhancement Projects: Including cosmetic updates to monument signage and installing community Wi-Fi at Community Pillars Plaza (between Big Fish Grill and Regal Cinema) and Grand Ridge Plaza Park (next to Marshalls, across the street from the Alexan Heartwood).

Starpoint Shops

Further up Northeast Park Drive, a Starpoint Shops business beloved by children (and those who are a children-at-heart) is making plans to reopen. After temporarily closing due to the pandemic, Candy Mâché staff were back in the shop in mid-September to sort through store stock, deciding what to sell and what to discard.

Staff is taking the time to decide how to operate the store in a pandemic. Owner Brenda Zylstra is also getting the Candy Mâché website up and running for online purchases with pick-up options.

“Expect fun things to be happening soon,” Brenda said.

Candy Mache Issaquah Highlands Owner Brenda Zylstra

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As published in Fall 2021 Connections >> 

Christy Garrard is the Highlands Council executive director, and a Dahlia Park resident.