Shoppers are in store for added convenience and a better economic outlook for Garden Grove with the arrival of new businesses to the Promenade in Garden Grove, located at Chapman and Brookhurst streets.
The center added three, new, quick-serve restaurant chains to its shopping plaza: Blaze Pizza, Wingstop, and Chipotle. Blaze Pizza and Wingstop are now open for business, and Chipotle will celebrate its grand opening this month.
Construction of a Yogurtland and Panda Express is currently underway, replacing the former Pizza Hut that was located on the north side of Chapman Avenue. Both establishments are anticipated to open in the late summer.
Aldi’s, the German discount grocer, is also joining the plaza, replacing the former Smart & Final and Anna’s Linens, at 9901 Chapman Avenue. Garden Grove will be the fourth city in Orange County to receive an Aldi’s, which is expected to be the junior anchor tenant in the plaza.
Regal Cinemas finished a complete remodel of its theatre earlier this year, which included replacing all its seating with larger, plush, electric reclining seats and upgrading sound and projector equipment.
The new additions to the Promenade’s shop and dine experience coincide with the current expansion of the shopping center’s parking lot, which will give patrons accessibility to extra parking spaces.
In 2011, the Promenade underwent major landscaping improvements that renewed and beautified the look of the shopping center, as well as celebrated the grand openings of two major retail stores, Party City and PetSmart.
In 2014, Garden Grove’s second Wal-Mart store opened on the west-end of the Promenade, at 11822 Gilbert Street. Since then, leasing activities have gone up considerably.
Bill Hughes, of HGGA Promenade, owner of the center, commented that the City of Garden Grove has been cooperative and encouraging during the ongoing redevelopment. Since HGGA Promenade’s acquisition of the center over three decades ago, the project has been continually upgraded architecturally and nearly completely leased. Other tenants of the plaza include Marshall’s, 24 Hour Fitness, Dollar Tree, and Ross Dress for Less.
For more information on business activities or for development opportunities, please contact the City’s Community and Economic Development Department at (714) 741-5124.