MainSpring Capital Group & Palmer Development of Scottsdale have completed construction of Phase I of The Block at Pima Center located on the NWC of Via De Ventura and the 101. The first phase is 100% pre-leased and includes 14,000sf of shop space and three free-standing pads in various stages of development by nationally recognized users including Texas Roadhouse and White Castle.
“We are excited for our first tenants to open their doors to an eagerly awaiting public,” says Vanessa Rodriguez, Leasing and Development Director with Palmer Development, who is leading the leasing & development effort. “A variety of retailers and restaurants will open throughout August and September, bringing services and products from local businesses and national leaders. Interest in The Block has been incredible and we are lining up more tenants for Phase Two, which will be started this fall.”
The Block has received national recognition as the selected location for White Castle’s first restaurant in the Western U.S. The company plans to open its restaurant at The Block in mid-September. Construction of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant will begin in early September with plans for opening by year-end. The dual branded hotel adjacent to The Block is nearly finished. Hilton Hotel brands Tru and Home 2 Suites will open in October.
Shop space tenants will be opening throughout August and September. Starbucks will open August 1, followed by Jersey Mikes in mid-August. September 1 will bring Happy Feet Nail Spa and Weight Loss 3010. Brunch Café is slated to open later this fall along with Rusty Taco.
Mainspring Capital Group & Palmer Development are also negotiating leases with additional tenants and will be making additional announcements within the next 30 days.
“When fully built out, The Block at Pima Center will contain upwards of 60,000 square feet of restaurant and service retail space. The 65ft monument sign has excellent visibility to the 200,000+ cars per day along the 101 freeway. The Block will provide much needed services and amenities for the 70,000 employees in the immediate trade area”, says Vanessa Rodriguez.
Pima Center and The Block are located in the heart of the Talking Stick Entertainment district that features the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies spring training home, Salt River Fields, the Butterfly Wonderland, Odysea in the Desert, Top Golf, I-Fly, and the soon to be opened Great Wolf Lodge and Medieval Times Dinner Theater. These attractions are estimated to generate more than 7 million annual recreation visitors to the area immediately surrounding The Block.