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Vineyard Towne Center opens in Queen Creek

Vineyard Towne Center. (Photo provided by Vestar)

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Vineyard Towne Center opens in Queen Creek

Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western United States announced today the official grand opening of Phase 1 of Vineyard Towne Center. The 23-acre retail center will offer a mix of shops, services, and restaurants, over two phases of development. Specialty grocer, Sprouts Farmers Market, will launch the first phase, opening its doors to the public on Friday, August 18th at 7:00a.m.

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Sprouts will serve as the anchor tenant, with an additional 50,000-square-feet of retail shops that will roll out by the end of 2023. Major department store and Phase 2 anchor, Target, will open in April 2025, occupying 145,000-square-feet.

Located at the northwest corner of Gantzel and Combs Road at 37666 N Gantzel Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85140, Sprouts at Vineyard Towne Center, will carry a wide selection of organic foods, seasonal produce, custom-cut meats, fresh baked goods, ready-to-eat meals, wellness products and more.

To celebrate the new store opening, Sprouts will be hosting giveaways, tastings, face paintings, entertainment and more through Sunday, August 20th.

“We are excited to see Sprouts Farmers Market open its doors at Vineyard Towne Center. The healthy grocer is a market leader, and we look forward to bringing this unique shopping experience to the growing Queen Creek community,” said Jeff Axtell, Executive Vice President of Development for Vestar. “With Sprouts, Target and many other top retailers joining, we’re confident Vineyard Towne Center will be a best-in-class shopping and dining destination for many years to come.” 

Phase 1 of the open-air center was 90% pre-leased and encompasses a robust retail assortment including Chunk Cookies, Cinnaholic, Dentists of Queen Creek, European Wax Center, MOD Pizza, Mountain America Credit Union, Mr. Pickles, Nekter Juice Bar, Ono Hawaiian BBQ Over Easy, and Zara Nail Bar. Additional tenant announcements will follow in the coming months.

Vineyard Towne Center is one of five new projects Vestar is developing in Arizona. Queen Creek Crossing, Verrado Marketplace, Laveen Towne Center and The Shops at Lake Pleasant are also in the pipeline.

Queen Creek ranks as one of the fastest-growing suburban areas in the nation, part of the expanding Phoenix metropolitan area. Greater Phoenix experienced the largest population gain in the US in 2022, according to Census Bureau data.

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