Just six months after ground was broken on the 19-acre Monte Vista Crossings expansion project locals will likely notice the final touches being added to several buildings in the upcoming weeks as multiple shops are slated to open to consumers in early October.
“Construction is going very well and at this point our main objective is to get everything up and running for the Christmas season,” said Erin Bell, director of marketing for the developer Hall Equities Group.
The three stores that are lined up to open shop in early October are popular surf and skate retailer Tilly’s, which also sells apparel; Maurice’s, a retail chain for women’s clothing, accessories, and apparel; and Kirkland’s, a home décor store specializing in furnishings and gifts.
One of two anchor stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods, will open in late October and is looking to hire several positions, including: sales associates, sales leaders, cashiers, bike technicians, running specialist, lacrosse specialist, golf club technician, maintenance and operations positions, administrative assistant, signage coordinator and temporary associates. A Justice and Brothers, store which offers ‘tween’ apparel is also slated to open alongside Dick’s around the same time.
The parcel of land located south of the existing Kohl’s and Olive Garden will also play host to a Sketchers, which will open as well as the second anchor store, Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, just in time for holiday shopping in mid to late November. Jo-Ann’s is also looking for 18 years and older seasonal team members with a high school degree to aid in store set-up, display organizations, and merchandizing.
A restaurant pad is also nearing completion and its tenant will be announced soon.