Following several months of grand openings on the part of its tenants, the QC District retail center conducted its own official grand opening Sept. 14 with an on-site ribbon-cutting.
Attending the ceremony were Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, members of the Queen Creek Town Council and representatives from Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce, retail center developer Thompson Thrift Retail Group, economic development group PHX East Valley and the Queen Creek Unified School District, as well as area residents and patrons.
QC District is on the southeast corner of South Ellsworth Loop and Rittenhouse roads.
“Thompson Thrift is very honored to have had the opportunity to work with the town of Queen Creek to develop QC District, a truly lasting asset to the residents of Queen Creek,” said Ashlee Boyd, managing partner of Thompson Thrift Retail Group, in a press release. “We believe that the hard work and dedication of the many talented people that worked on this project has delivered a final project that embodies the level of excellence we strive for on each project we develop.”
Phase I of the retail center encompasses 16 acres of retail and dining options including Sprouts, HomeGoods, Starbucks, Red Robin, MOD Pizza, Café Rio, Menchie’s, Supercuts, Visionworks and Pet Planet, among many others.
Scheduled to open in the near future, according to Thompson Thrift PR rep Chelsea Hudelson, are:
•AT&T Wireless, Sept. 21
•Original ChopShop Co., October
•Lydian Dental, to be announced
•Massage Green, to be announced
Phase II will be a 5-acre development slated to commence construction in 2017, according to a press release.
Proposed land use in Phase II includes either an entertainment district or high density, upscale multi-family mixed-use residential-retail community, Thompson Thrift Marketing Coordinator Nicole King confirmed in an e-mail Sept. 14.