Safeway to Anchor Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella (GOODYEAR, ARIZ.) April 5, 2010 — Kitchell Development and Newland Communities are pleased to announce that Safeway will anchor Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella in a newly constructed 49,343 square foot building. Safeway plans to open its doors for business this fall. Located at the main entrance of Estrella, a master-planned community on the northwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Elliot Road, the 22-acre shopping center will be the development’s first retail center. It will provide 165,000 square feet of grocery, drug, and retail space at full build out. The first phase will contain approximately 109,000 square feet. The Mountain Ranch Marketplace shopping center is a joint venture between Kitchell Development and Newland Communities. In addition to Safeway, a number of other retailers are locating in Mountain Ranch Marketplace, including Mini-Skool, Chase Bank, Walgreens*, Papa John’s Pizza, Great Clips, Estrella Family Dentistry, Estrella Homes and Land, SW Ambulance, Oasis Bagels and several others that are in various stages of lease negotiation. Other tenants interested in leasing space should contact Chad Russell of Cowen Commercial at (602) 954-9966, or Randy Titzck at Arizona Land Advisors at (480) 874-4327. “We are very excited about Safeway committing to our site, and know that the residents will be as well, because they can do their grocery shopping at Safeway, now seven miles closer to home, if they choose to,” said Chad Schubert, director of development for Kitchell. “Mountain Ranch Marketplace is one of the few grocery/drugstore-anchored neighborhood shopping centers that will open in metropolitan Phoenix during 2010. This is a testimony to the high quality of the real estate and, in particular, Estrella, as one of the top master-planned communities in Arizona.” The shopping center is designed in the cottage-bungalow architectural style, characterized by low-pitched gabled roofs, rectangular composition and deep overhanging eaves. Signature elements include overlapping trellises, brick and stone accents, tapered columns, and open roof overhangs with exposed rafter tails and outriggers. Rick Butler at Butler Design Group is the lead architect.
*Walgreens to open in 2011.