The Delta Shores project in South Sacramento next to Interstate Five took a step forward this week with the opening of Dick's Sporting Goods and an In-N-Out. The first phase of development, which is 90 percent pre-leased, will have about 75 stores. The Sacramento Business Journal's Digital Editor Sonya Sorich says the tenant lineup includes: a Japanese discount store called Daiso, Wal-Mart, Petsmart, Panda Express, and Habit Burger.
"And then there's the movie theater which is expected to open in January," says Sorich. "This is actually the first of two phases of retail development at Delta Shores. Based on tenant interest, a second phase could get underway next year."
Delta Shores is also expected to include thousands of homes. Some of lots for housing are being marketed for sale now.
More retail business is coming to Sacramento's Arden-Arcade area. An aging office complex on Howe Avenue is becoming a mixed-use project. Sorich says it's at 1420 Howe Avenue.
"It will become three stand alone buildings that are expected to be ready by next spring," says Sorich. "This is just one of several new retail projects that have come to the Howe Avenue area in recent years. That also includes the big Howe 'Bout Arden project that continues to move forward and that revamp of University Village."
The most likely tenants for the 1420 Howe Avenue site could include fast-casual food service businesses. Meanwhile, How 'Bout Arden is also seeing restaurant openings. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill opened this week and Jersey Mike's Subs is scheduled to open later this month.
A restaurant chain from Southern California is bringing Mexican sushi to a spot in Arden-Arcade. Sorich says it's called Culichi Town .
"Right now its closest location is in Modesto but that will change when this eatery opens in a former Johnny Garlic's restaurant space on Arden Way," says Sorich. "This is not your average sushi. You can expect ingredients such as carne asada and chicken. It's expected to open next spring."
Johnny Garlic's left that space on Arden Way in 2014. The space is currently filled by a diner called FlapJacks. The new Mexican sushi business is set to take possession of the space in February.