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More than 1200 jobs alone have been created at the Bridges due to the continued collaboration of Ward 5 council member Richard Fimbres, the surrounding four neighborhood associations and the developer. In a unique relationship, the neighborhood and Ward office communicate actively with the Retail West and Projects International in identifying the retail and job needs of the local neighbors. The adjacent low income neighborhood had no local grocery store, pharmacy or nearby job opportunities. Through the collaborative relationship, the group worked to bring in and support new retailers, restaurants and services including two big box stores historically protested within Tucson City limits. In an unusual situation, the four neighborhoods continue to engage with the developer, serve on the Design Review Committee and meet with City staff regarding ongoing development at the Bridges.


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Planet Fitness, Century Theatre and Dave & Buster’s Enter Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges

By Karen Schutte July 8, 2016

Planet Fitness purchased an anchor pad at Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges, located at the northwest intersection of Interstate 10 and South Kino Parkway, for $1.18 million ($9.85 PSF) for construction of a 25,000-square-foot building. The approximately 2.75 acre parcel is northwest of Walmart and northeast of McDonald’s on Park Avenue.

Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges is a 114 acre project with approximately 1 million-square-feet of shops, pads, entertainment and anchors when fully completed. Current anchors include Costco and Walmart with such other tenants as McDonald’s, Great Clips, Mattress Firm, Sports Clips, Sprint, Verizon, and Starbuck’s.

The site work and grading has already begun for Planet Fitness with plans for opening in Q4 2016.

Randolph Titzck and Chad Russell with Land Advisors Organization in Phoenix represented the seller, Tucson Retail LLC, an affiliate of Eastbourne Group of New York. Pete Roffle with Vlahakis Companies in East Lansing, Michigan represented the Planet Fitness developer of Alma, Michigan.

Russell told us since the first of the year, there has been over 96,000-square-feet of buildings break ground at Tucson Marketplace. Cinemark’s 53,678-square-foot Century Theatre, in addition to a 12,550-square-foot Lin’s Chinese Buffet, and a 30,000-square-foot Dave & Buster’s are all under construction.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s leading motion picture exhibitors, is constructing a 14-screen, 1,294-seats, all-digital movie theatre that will feature Luxury Lounger reclining chairs in all the auditoriums at the Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges, The new built-to-suit theatre is scheduled to open November 2016.

“Cinemark currently operates five theatres under our Century brand in the Tucson, Oro Valley and Sierra Vista market,” commented Tim Warner, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer in a news release.  “Our new NextGen theatre located at the Tucson Marketplace will be the first complex in Tucson to offer guests our Luxury Lounger recliners and should quickly become recognized as one of the best places in the area to enjoy a great movie-going experience.”

Dave & Buster’s, another 30,000-square-foot built-to-suit, plans to open by Q1 2017. Known for its cool games for adults, sports, and strawberry-flavored ice cubes since 1982, this will be the first store for this popular eating place in Tucson, and is located directly to the east of the theatre.

For additional information on pads or leasing, Titzck and Russell should be reached at 480.483.8100.

To learn more on this transaction, see RED Comp #3991.



Cinemark Announces Grand Opening of New 14-Screen Theatre in Tucson, AZ

  1. New Century Tucson Marketplace and XD Theatre Features Luxury Lounger Recliners, NextGen Cinema Design Concept, Expanded Dining Menu and an XD Auditorium

November 07, 2016 03:42 PM Eastern Standard Time

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, will open a new 14-screen theatre in Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday, November 10. Located at 1300 E. Tucson Marketplace, the new Century Tucson Marketplace and XD will feature Cinemark’s NextGen cinema design concept, Luxury Lounger electric recliners in all auditoriums, a Cinema Café and a Cinemark XD auditorium.

  • “We are proud of the four neighborhoods of Pueblo Gardens, South Park, Las Vistas and Western Hills, as well as city staff, Cinemark and the developers for their work on the development and construction of this wonderful 14-screen theatre located in Ward 5 and the South side”
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“This new state-of-the-art complex represents Cinemark’s fifth location in the Tucson market and the first new theatre featuring our Luxury Lounger recliners,” stated Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, the theatre features a Cinemark XD auditorium, the absolute best way for our guests to enjoy a big, action-packed movie. The Century Marketplace will quickly become recognized as a top entertainment destination for the greater Tucson metropolitan area.”

“We are proud of the four neighborhoods of Pueblo Gardens, South Park, Las Vistas and Western Hills, as well as city staff, Cinemark and the developers for their work on the development and construction of this wonderful 14-screen theatre located in Ward 5 and the South side,” stated Ward 5 Councilmember, Richard Fimbres. “This will be a great opportunity for citizens on the South side to enjoy a movie in a state-of-the-art facility.”

“Eastbourne Investments, Retail West Properties and Land Advisors Organization congratulates Cinemark on the opening of this beautiful theatre. We are thrilled with its addition to the Tucson Marketplace. Lin’s Buffet will open by Christmas and Dave & Buster’s and Planet Fitness will be joining in spring of 2017 and we look forward to other exciting announcements to follow soon,” said Frank Egan, President, Eastbourne Investments, LTD.

Over the next few weeks, Cinemark will be exhibiting a variety of big blockbuster movies including “Doctor Strange,” “Trolls,” “Almost Christmas,” “Arrival” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

At the new Century Tucson Marketplace and XD guests will experience the comforts of a brand new NextGen theatre which boasts the latest cutting-edge technology and customer-preferred amenities including:

  • Cinemark’s Luxury Loungers that are electric-powered, plush, oversized recliners with footrests and cup holders
  • State-of-the-art viewing environment with wall-to-wall screens available in all auditoriums
  • Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema auditorium. XD is the number one, private label Premium Large Format (PLF) in the world
  • 4K digital projection powered by Barco projectors; RealD 3D capability in several auditoriums
  • Enhanced sound systems that will enable customers to hear the movies as the filmmakers intended
  • A cafeteria-style concession stand featuring popcorn, Coca-Cola’s Freestyle soda machines and favorite candy brands, plus expanded dining with a Cinema Café featuring Chicken tenders, wedge fries, individual pizzas, pretzel bites, hot dogs, scooped ice cream and Starbucks espresso drinks

The new Century Tucson Marketplace and XD Theatre has a variety of Grand Opening activities planned for the week. On Thursday, November 10 the theatre will host its official “Ticket Tearing” ceremony at 12:00 PM with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and other special guests. Special Invitation-only events and screenings will take place on November 8 and 9.


Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 522 theatres with 5,888 screens in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina and 13 other Latin American countries as of June 30, 2016. For more information, go to


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Dave & Buster’s opening means economic growth

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –

Dave and Buster’s is opening at the Tucson Marketplace on Monday, April 3.

The restaurant is bringing more than just entertainment to Tucson, it is also a sign of economic growth for the south side.

Dave and Buster’s, along with other businesses in the area, is one of the first things out-of-town visitors are going to see when they hop off the plane and make their way into Tucson.

Dan Gibson with Visit Tucson said it is a great first impression.

Gibson said the south side is growing and Dave and Buster’s choosing that side of town evidence of that.

“The opening of Dave and Buster’s is a tremendous signal in two different ways,” said Mike Varney President and CEO of Tucson Metro Chamber. “More national companies are choosing to locate in Tucson and the fact they selected the rapidly growing region of Tucson’s south side is a very good sign of economic growth in that area.”


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Star Clinic – St. Alphonsus

“If you live in Star, you won’t have to go far the next time you need to see a doctor.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group opened its first clinic in Star today next to City Hall. The clinic offers urgent care for minor to moderate conditions seven days a week, and will soon expand to offer family medicine. Nine exam rooms, a procedure room, an X-ray unit and lab testing are all on site.

“Accessibility is the biggest deal, especially with the older population not being as mobile; being able to provide them with clinics that are much closer to home,” said Saint Alphonsus Director of Operations Joel DeBlasio. “There’s just a real need over here on this part — Middleton, Star, that whole area. Emmett, even. We’ll be drawing from quite a few locations.”

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who lives in Star, was among the visitors at today’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Saint Alphonsus now has clinics in more than 60 locations in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada.”

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Idaho Press Tribune, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 – by Torrie Cope

Saint Alphonsus plans new Nampa medical office

Building at Karcher and Middleton will join health system’s other expansions

NAMPA — Saint Alphonsus Health System plans to open a new 10,000-squarefoot medical office building at the corner of Karcher and Middleton roads in Nampa. It will include pediatrics, family care and urgent care services, Saint Alphonsus-Nampa CEO Karl Keeler said. It’s expected to open early 2016.

Keeler said the building’s location will make it easier for patients in rural areas to get care and will help to further the health system’s goal of having a physician within 15 minutes of home. “This is the next step in the evolution of that,” he said. The building will be at an intersection that about 30,000 cars pass through each day, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. ITD and the city of Nampa have partnered to improve the intersection this year. Those improvements will include adding lanes, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and a new traffic signal.

Saint Alphonsus has been working with the city and the state as they move forward with the road improvements, Keeler said. The medical office building is the latest piece in the health system’s expansion in Nampa. Saint Alphonsus spent about $30 million on a new emergency department, maternity center and heart care center at its Nampa Health Plaza at the corner of Interstate 84 and Garrity Boulevard . “Those three main services have done extremely well and have exceeded our expectations,” Keeler said. The emergency department, which opened in February 2013, has already hit the hospital’s five-year projections, Phil Harrop, executive director of operations, said at a Nampa Chamber of Commerce event Thursday. A ribbon cutting will be held Jan. 22 for another addition at the Nampa Health Plaza, a 67,000- square-foot medical office building.

Saint Alphonsus leases space in the building, which was developed and is owned by NexCore Group. OBGYN offices have moved into the new building along with cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapy with a physical therapy pool, Keeler said. “This new (medical office building) is being developed around many innovations in architecture and construction sequencing to optimize land utilization, shorten the build time and lower overall project costs,” said Jarrod Daddis in a news release. Daddis is the executive managing director of development and acquisitions at NexCore.

“We have also strategically positioned the (building) on the campus for high visibility along Interstate 84 and convenient adjacency to the existing Health Plaza,” he said. The expansions in Nampa are all designed to bring care closer to home for residents of Nampa and Canyon County, Keeler said. As health care changes with more people insured or using health savings accounts, Saint Alphonsus wants to see people before they get sick and keep them well, he said. “Our philosophy really has changed around how we deliver care,” he said. “We are looking at how we can keep our population well in the communities that we serve. We want to be an active participant in that and continually check that we’re successful.”


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Dave & Busters

Dave & Buster’s opening Monday and more businesses coming to Tucson’s southside

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – A major boom in the local economy on the south side as more major businesses move in bringing hundreds of jobs.

Dave & Buster’s is the latest business set to open Monday.

A company spokesperson says there was a huge demand from Tucson residents wanting a Dave & Buster’s in the city.

This is the first one in Southern Arizona. It offers over 135 games and has already brought over 240 new jobs to Tucson.

“We just really wanted to be within the community and wanted to be a central location,” explained Amy Delao, Dave & Buster’s assistant general manager. “So the northerners can come down and everybody on the south side can come up and every body on the east and west, we are really a central location for everybody.”

In the past couple months a Century Theatre, Planet Fitness and Lin’s Grand Buffet opened up.

Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbre’s Chief of Staff says a Popeyes Kitchen will be opening next in the Tucson Marketplace located near South Park Avenue and Interstate 10 and they are working on bringing more restaurants and retail to the area.

Click here for more information on Dave & Buster’s grand opening and a link to apply for a job.


Century Theatres – Star Opinion: Neighborhood support is key in development

The Arizona Daily Star
Jul 26, 2017

The Century Theatres cinema is part of the Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges between North Park Avenue and North Kino Parkway.

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star


Call it reverse NIMBY-ism.

When residents of the South Park, Western Hills and Pueblo Gardens neighborhoods were first approached in 2005 to talk about a planned retail and entertainment development in their backyards, their response was overwhelmingly positive.

Even as time went on and what eventually became the Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges faced project-killing hurdles, neighbors stood strong in their support, thanks to consistent communication from the developers, who from the earliest stages asked for neighbor input and have kept them involved in the process.

That level of neighborhood engagement should be a benchmark for all proposed developments in Tucson.

As reported by the Star’s Gabriela Rico, change could not come soon enough to the vacant patch of land that spread from Park Avenue to Kino Boulevard and 36th Street to Interstate 10. Used as the downtown airport into the early 1960s, the site was a barren stretch that bordered low-income neighborhoods in an area plagued by gang activity and drug sales.

Jobs were scarce, activities for children were limited and buying groceries or clothing meant having to drive or ride the bus, neighbors said. While they were ready for anything positive to come along, they welcomed developer Eastbourne’s approach, which sought to work with them and their concerns instead of telling them how their neighborhood was going to change.

Still, while neighbors were convinced, the City Council was another matter.

In 1999, the city passed a “big-box” ordinance designed to discourage retailers from opening large stores in the city. The ordinance stemmed from a dispute between El Con mall and neighbors who objected to a planned Walmart superstore.

Seven years later, the specter of the big-box retailer was at the heart of objections by activists and some City Council members as Eastbourne sought a waiver to the ordinance so it could attract larger stores to anchor the development.

Star archives provide a blow-by-blow account of the contentious two-year process that ended with the creation of Tucson Marketplace at The Bridges.

The drawn-out clash had Eastbourne cast as everything from savior to bully, and opponents as either defenders of the Old Pueblo or privileged obstructionists.

But throughout, the backing of the south side was strong, and Eastbourne’s strategy to work with neighbors gave the development a powerful local voice that allayed opposition.

Never taking neighbors’ support for granted is smart business that pays off for all.

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Saint Alphonsus starts work on new clinic in East Boise

By Anne Wallace Allen
Idaho Business Review

Idaho Business ReviewSaint Alphonsus Health System is building a new clinic that will house urgent care and primary care facilities on 1.3 acres in Bown Crossing in east Boise. The 13,200-square-foot building, which Saint Alphonsus calls a “health plaza,” will include room for adding specialty medical services later, said spokesman Josh Schlaish. Saint Alphonsus owns hospitals in Boise and Nampa and in Baker City and Ontario, Ore., and about 60 clinics in the region between Boise and Baker City.

The new facility will be larger than the typical Saint Alphonsus clinic, and will include physical therapy and a rotation of specialists such as cardiologists and orthopedists, said Mike Chidester, director of real estate for the health system. Hundreds of homes have been built in recent years east of Bown Crossing in developments such as Harris Ranch in the Barber Valley, with more homes planned. “Harris Ranch and the growth in that area was really important,” Chidester said. “There are a lot of employees of some of the employers we work for in the area.”

Boise builder Retail West Properties LLC is the developer for the building, which will be accessible from Parkcenter Boulevard and will have 57 parking spaces. It’s the company’s first foray into medical construction, said Retail West President Eric Davis. The company has experience in shopping center and other retail construction. “These clinics have a retail orientation if you think about it,” Davis said. “They’re out in hightraffic, high-visibility locations.” The medical building has more rooms inside than retail spaces typically do, Davis said. “Because of all the rooms inside, it’s a little more mechanically and electrically intense,” he said. “But it’s fundamentally the same with regard to site improvements, parking, access, lighting, and landscaping.” LCA Architects designed the brick, stone and stucco building, and Andersen Construction is the general contractor. Construction started Oct. 20, and Saint Alphonsus is expected to move in next summer.

October 31, 2014

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Dave & Busters Moving Into South-Side Shopping Center

pasted image 300x3005The bar and video arcade chain Dave & Buster’s will open its first Tucson location inside a south- side shopping center in 2016, confirmed City Councilman Richard Fimbres. The chain recently filed an application for a liquor license in the 1400 block of East Tucson Marketplace Boulevard, inside the Tucson Marketplace at the the Bridges shopping center near Interstate 10 and South Kino Parkway.

Fimbres said the building will be located just east of the 14-screen Cinemark Theatres, which is expected to open this summer. The Dave & Buster’s building will be about 30,000 square feet and will employ about 50 people, Fimbres said.

The quickly developing shopping center will also soon host a Starbucks, which is going into a parcel north of the Costco anchor. A Verizon Wireless and a Chinese buffet called Lin’s Grand Buffet are also expected to open.

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 11.20.05 AM“It’s the continued Renaissance of the south side,” Fimbres said. “[The Center is] about five minutes away from downtown, so that’s gonna be great. It’s a hop, skip and a jump.”

The Marketplace at the Bridges is a 350-acre property currently being developed by three separate entities: Scottsdale-based Genesis Tucson South, New York-based Eastbourne Investments, and Boise-based Retail West Properties. [from]

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Starbucks Store Opening at Tucson Marketplace

Starbucks Coffee at the Circle Plaza at the S.E. corner of Broadway & Kolb
Starbucks Coffee at the Circle Plaza at the S.E. corner of Broadway & Kolb

Retail West Properties has succesfully delivered a new 1,880 square foot Starbucks Coffee shop under a Lease Agreement with Starbucks Corporation. Located in the Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges, Tucson, Arizona, the store features both indoor seating and a full drive-thru facility.

Retail West Properties’ work on the project included securing all entitlements and managing all aspects of the site and building development and construction. The location is supplemented by connection to a county-wide pedestrian and bike trail and desert themed landscaping to match Shopping Center Design Guidelines.

Retail West serves as the development partner for the Tucson Marketplace ownership entity, Tucson Retail, LLC. The Tucson Marketplace is a 108-acre shopping center that is anchored by Costco, Century Theater and a Walmart Supercenter.

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Cinemark to Open Century Brand Megaplex at Tucson Marketplace

centurytheaterAfter nearly a year of lease negotiations and preliminary design, a new 14 screen Megaplex Century branded theater will soon join Tucson Marketplace under a lease with Cinemark, USA, Inc. of Dallas, Texas. Retail West Properties is performing all Landlord’s Work including entitlements, design, site and hardscape construction and landscaping for the 8-acre site located between Costco and Walmart and with high visibility from Interstate 10.

The 57,000 square foot theater anchors Tucson Marketplace and serves as the entertainment hub of this destination shopping center serving Tucson and Southern Arizona. Ancillary food services and entertainment-based retailers are joining the center.

Retail West Properties serves as the development partner for the Tucson Marketplace ownership entity, Tucson Retail, LLC, and had direct responsibility for negotiating Landlord obligations including budgeting, scheduling and execution of the work for Cinemark.