The shell of a building is finally standing on one of the most coveted — and long vacant — pieces of land near the busy River Park office centers in north Fresno.
The building, along Fresno Street near Cole Avenue, is the first stage of construction for the retail portion of Park Crossing, a Zinkin Family Development project two decades in the making.
The development, formerly known as the Fresno 40 property, will have 200,000 square feet of retail space, 250,000 square feet of offices and fewer than 50 apartments.
The first anchor tenant will be Sportsman’s Warehouse, the Utah-based sporting goods outlet. Other businesses reported to have signed leases include Kebab Time, Figaro’s Mexican Restaurant and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt.
The developer, DeWayne Zinkin, has hinted at other possible tenants: a pet supplier, clothing and shoe stores, an upscale grocery store and a high-end liquor and wine business.
Sportman’s Warehouse was slated to open in the middle or end of this year. By the looks of it, the opening may be a little later than planned.
The 2,700-seat theater has its signs up around the massive square-shaped building located in the heart of the retail and restaurant development just east of the Save Mart Center.
The main road through the development remains blocked off to vehicles, but work is continuing. The buildings now have walls and restaurants have started interior construction.
My colleague, Bethany Clough, reported that The Mad Duck is shooting for a mid-March opening and other restaurants would follow throughout the year.
What else are you interested in seeing at Campus Pointe? The developer is asking for your input.
Visit the Square at Campus Pointe on Facebook to submit ideas, for updates and to see a cool drone video of the project.