CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) — Fitness options continue to grow for the health-conscious in the Valley. It appears more people want to be in better shape for summer. Music drives the workouts at Beyond Pilates Studios at Clovis and Herndon in Clovis.
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A second Fresno Hobby Lobby and another Regal Cinema are part of phase-two plans for the Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center near Herndon Avenue and Highway 99.
Fresno is getting another Hobby Lobby, along with a movie theater and a slew of other stores and restaurants. The newcomers will open at Marketplace at El Paseo, the shopping center with Target at Highway 99 and Herndon Avenue. Construction on the second phase of the center will start this summer just south of the existing center.
Merely a few short years ago, the now bustling Trading Post shopping center on the southeast corner of Herndon and Clovis avenues was home to just a few eateries and small retailers barely holding on due to a lack of an anchor tenant and visibility.
A Clovis shopping center is the beneficiary of a $24 million permanent financing loan, announced one of the largest commercial finance companies in the US. The 127,764 square-foot Trading Post Shopping Center at Clovis and Herndon avenues had sat mostly vacant for several years when Rich Development Enterprises, LLC, purchased the center in 2015 with a plan to rehab the property.
Fresno’s newly built Olive Garden is almost ready. For years, the area’s sole Olive Garden restaurant on Shaw Avenue in Clovis has attracted crowds willing to wait for their pasta, bread sticks and salad.
Olive Garden is still looking to hire close to 100 people at its newest location in northwest Fresno on Golden State and Herndon. The restaurant is gearing up to open later this month and hosted a hiring event Saturday where walk-in interviews were held.
Cracker Barrel is coming to Fresno after all. A local retail broker, Commercial Retail Associates, has reported to The Bee’s leases section that Cracker Barrel has signed a lease. It’s going into a 9,170-square-foot space at the southwest corner of Herndon Avenue and Riverside Drive, part of the Marketplace at El Paseo near Highway 99.
There’s even more evidence now that a hotly anticipated Cracker Barrel restaurant will indeed be opening in Fresno. Local media for the last several months now have been speculating that the country-themed restaurant and gift shop would be opening in the Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center near Herndon Avenue and Highway 99 in northwest Fresno.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — California will soon get a taste of Cracker Barrel’s fancy fixins’ and it will soon be right here in Fresno.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — popular taco chain is expanding to the Central Valley. Signs are now up for Chronic Tacos at the El Paseo Shopping Center in Northwest Fresno, which is scheduled to open in July.
Social media is abuzz with the possibility that the popular Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and its restaurant may open a location in Fresno. Will it? Maybe. Maybe not – and there’s several reasons not to get too excited yet. First, know that the down-home, country-style store and restaurant serving classic American dishes like meatloaf and “chicken n’ dumplins” has locations in more than 40 states. None are in California, though plenty of locals make a point of hitting up Cracker Barrel when they’re traveling.
How does a taco stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese and deep fried sound? That’s one item on the menu of Chronic Tacos, which is headed to Fresno and Clovis. And if burger is more your taste, both cities are also getting more Five Guys burgers and fries restaurants.
Clovis will get its first Rubio’s Coastal Grill Thursday. There are giveaways – including $50 gift cards and Rubio’s merchandise – for the first 50 customers after the 10 a.m. opening. The restaurant is at 950 Herndon Ave., at Clovis Avenue.
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news is there is construction popping up all over town that’s going to hold a slew of new restaurants – some pretty interesting ones, too. The bad news is two of the area’s well-loved restaurants have closed. Let’s start with the closures so I can cheer you up after with news of growing local restaurants and funky newcomers.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Long lines and a full parking lot were seen at the new Ross Dress for Less clothing store in Clovis. Wet weather didn’t hold shoppers back from attending Saturday’s grand opening. It opened in the Trading Post Shopping Center at Clovis and Herndon, just weeks after a new Sprouts Market opened up.
New life has come back to an older shopping complex in Clovis. The Trading Post, located at Clovis and Herndon, has a new look after new anchor stores went up. Business owners are reacting to the changes. The Trading Post shopping center in Clovis is now filled with cars and bustling with activity after being nearly empty for eight years.
A little shopping gossip for you this week with news of openings and closures at centers in Fresno and Clovis. First, a shocker from Fig Garden Village: Coach and White House Black Market stores have closed. The purse seller and the clothing store – both big names for the center – closed quietly in recent weeks but it sounds like someone is waiting in the wings to take over.
Sprouts Farmers Market will host a grand opening for its new Clovis store on Feb. 17. The event will kick off at 7 a.m. and feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, store tours, free food and special deals. The first 200 shoppers in line will receive 20 percent off their initial purchase and every 15th shopper in the checkout lines will receive a coupon book. One dollar deals will also be offered throughout the 28,000-square-foot store and every customer will receive a free reusable bag with their purchase.
Electric-car maker Tesla Motors will unveil a “Supercharger” station at the Marketplace at El Paseo in northwest Fresno early next month. The location will feature 10 Supercharger connectors, which allow Tesla vehicles to charge in minutes rather than hours. The shopping center is the first Supercharger location in the Fresno area.
Tesla is getting ready to debut a Supercharger station in northwest Fresno with 10 stalls to charge its electric cars. The chargers, which will be up and running in the next few weeks, are at The Marketplace at El Paseo, the new shopping center at Highway 99 and Herndon avenue. The red-and-white stations with the distinctive Tesla logo are next to Jersey Mike’s Subs and Pieology in the northeast corner of the parking lot.
Development plans are again moving forward on a key piece of property at the southern gateway to Windsor. A revised proposal for a medium-size shopping center will drop a hotel, conference center and mix of housing once envisioned there.
Sprouts Farmers Market will open its second area store in the Trading Post Shopping Center in Clovis on Feb. 17, 2016. Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first Clovis location on Feb. 17, 2016. The 28,000-square-foot grocery store will be located at 850 Herndon Ave. in the Trading Post Shopping Center, taking over the space previously used by Save Mart.
Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. has purchased Fresno’s 224,683-square-foot Marketplace at El Paseo shopping center. The sale was announced today in a press release issued by Inland. Matthew Tice, vice president of Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, Inc., confirmed the Oak Brook, Illinois-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) purchased the property from Rich Development and Gryphon Capital, which built the northwest Fresno shopping center in 2014.
Oak Brook, Ill—Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“Inland Income Trust”) announced today the acquisition of the 224,683-square-foot Marketplace at El Paseo in Fresno, California. Matthew Tice, vice president of Inland Real Estate Acquisitions, Inc., facilitated the purchase of the property on behalf of Inland Income Trust.
National retailer Kirkland’s Inc. will open its second Fresno store in the Marketplace at El Paseo on Nov. 7. The specialty home decor store offers decorative items, gifts and seasonal merchandise. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Nov. 7 and the first 50 shoppers will receive a $10 Kirkland’s gift card and a sachet. All grand opening attendees will also have the chance to win one of two $50 Kirkland’s gift cards.
Sprouts Farmers Market officially announced Monday it plans to open a Clovis store. The Bee first reported plans to open the grocery store in a former Save Mart at the Trading Post Shopping Center at Clovis and Herndon avenues in May. The specialty grocery store with a focus on natural and organic food plans to open 27 new stores next year. Each will employ about 100 people.
A huge, long-vacant parcel on Blackstone Avenue just south of Gettysburg Avenue — for decades home to Fresno Ag Hardware — is slated to become the newest Ramos Furniture store. The 68,000-square-foot buildings at 4550 and 4582 N. Blackstone, built in the late 1960s and shuttered since Fresno Ag Hardware moved out in July 2008, changed hands last month in an unusual series of real estate transactions.
Pieology Fresno Donates Over $1,000 to Multiple Sclerosis SocietyRancho Santa Margarita, CA (Restaurant News Release) Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations, has announced that their recently opened Fresno location at the El Paseo Marketplace raised $1,155.83 for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
It’s been about 10 years since the Trading Post Shopping Center has thrived as a Clovis shopping site. Today, the transition of the center at Clovis and Herndon avenues is obvious, but so far, it’s not being looked upon favorably. Most of the old trees — about 90% by one city official’s estimate — have been chopped down. But new trees will blossom at the 119,000-square-foot center that was once home to a Save Mart supermarket and CVS.