Center Openings Vacaville, Calif. -- Coffee Tree Plaza West, a 43,000 sq. ft. shopping center located in the heart of the 1.3 million sq. ft. Nut Tree Retail Complex in Vacaville, Calif., opened last month. The center features tenants CompUSA, Kinko's and Busy Body Home Fitness. TKG Coffee Tree LP, an affiliate of The Kivelstadt Group, San Francisco, is the owner and developer of the project.
Fort Worth, Texas -- Trinity Commons, a 200,000 sq. ft., upscale community shopping center, recently opened in Fort Worth. Aof locally based Trademark, the center features generous walkways, ample parking areas and landscaping, all designed with the pedestrian in mind. The central plaza showcases a water fountain and an outdoor dining area, while the main entrance heralds an 8-foot sculpture of an American elk, which once roamed across the land where Trinity Commons is now located. It is anchored by Tom Thumb Market.
Lancaster, Pa. -- Red Rose Commons, a 465,000 sq. ft. power center, recently celebrated its opening in Lancaster. Home Depot and Weis Supermarket anchor the project, which also features OfficeMax, Circuit City, Old Navy, Pep Boys, Barnes & Noble, The Sports Authority, Linens 'N Things, Old Country Buffet, PetsMart and Party City. Red Rose Commons was a joint venture between The Goldenberg Group Inc., Blue Bell, Pa., and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, Philadelphia.
New Developments Omaha --is expected to begin this spring on Pepperwood Village Shopping Center, a 150,000 sq. ft. development in Omaha. It will be anchored by a 68,000 sq. ft. Baker's Supermarket, which will feature one-stop shopping conveniences, including a pharmacy, one-hour photo shop, floral shop, fresh seafood department, gourmet coffee shop and bank. The architectural design of the center will reflect an English Tudor village, complementing surrounding residential neighborhoods. Completion is scheduled for spring 2000. Pepperwood Village is a development of locally based PDM Inc.
Expansions Boca Raton, Fla. -- New stores continue to sign up for space at Royal Palm Plaza, a 185,000 sq. ft. specialty retail center in downtown Boca Raton. This interest by retailers coincides with a recent announcement to expand and revitalize the center in phases. The first order of business, which is set to begin immediately upon approval from the city's Community Redevelopment Agency, includes the addition of 300,000 sq. ft. of retail space and enhanced parking and traffic elements. Future phases will include additional retail tenants, office space, structured parking facilities, residential units and a hotel facility. Royal Palm Plaza is owned by local residents Jim and Marta Batmasian. Investments Ltd., also of Boca Raton, is the property manager.
Renovations Souderton, Pa. -- County Line Plaza in Souderton has a new look thanks to a $2.5 million renovation project completed late last year. The center sports a new facade, color scheme and signage for all stores, improved lighting, a new courtyard seating area, and reconfigured parking lot. In addition, the two anchor tenants -- Ames and Clemen's Market -- have renovated and/or expanded their stores. Other changes include a move by Rite Aid from an in-line space to a pad site. The former Rite Aid space has been leased to National Auto, which anticipates opening this spring. County Line Plaza is owned and managed by Montgomery CV Realty Group, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Rededication ceremonies recently were held in Grand Rapids to unveil the newly renovated Woodland Shopping Center. Every aspect of the more than 1 million sq. ft. mall was enhanced, including a new logo and outdoor directional signage, better lighting and landscaping as well as improved parking lots and entrances. Customer service amenities also were expanded. The center's 4,000-pound, 11 1/2-foot "Split Ring" sculpture, made of corten steel, is now the focal point of Grand Court, which also is home to a new satellite site for the Grand Rapids/
Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Woodland Shopping Center is anchored by Hudson's, JCPenney and Sears and features 125 stores and services. It is owned and managed by Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Taubman Centers Inc.