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Moctezuma’s plans soft opening this week at Kitsap Mall

Diners can get their first taste of Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar in Silverdale this week.

The Kitsap Mall Moctezuma’s will hold a soft opening Wednesday afternoon, with a full opening tentatively scheduled for Friday or the weekend. Soft opening hours are 4-8 p.m.

“We’re definitely excited about opening and our staff is super excited,” Director of Operations Michael Goronkin said.

Moctezuma’s moved into an 8,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Hale’s Alehouse. Goronkin said Moctezuma’s hired about 130 employees to staff the Kitsap Mall restaurant.

Silverdale is the fourth location for the family-owned chain, which has restaurants in Gig Harbor, Southcenter and Tacoma.

Opening date set for DICK’S Sporting Goods in Silverdale

dicksDICK’S Sporting Goods plans to open its Silverdale store by the end of the month.

DICK’S will hold “preview days” on Sept. 28 and 29, followed by a grand opening celebration Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, according to a post the store’s website.

Former Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg will appear at the store from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 1. You can click here to see additional grand opening promotions.

The athletic and outdoor gear retailer is setting up shop in a 45,000-square-foot space on the west side of Kitsap Mall. About 30,000 square feet was added to the mall’s footprint to accommodate the store.

DICK’S recently announced it would hire about 70 employees to staff the Silverdale location.

This is the first DICK’S store west of Puget Sound.

DICK’S Sporting Goods hiring in Silverdale

dicksDICK’S Sporting Goods is hiring in Silverdale as it prepares for a September store opening.

The retailer plans to bring on about 70 full- and part-time workers to staff the Kitsap Mall location, according to a news release.

More information about the jobs is available at dickssportinggoods.jobs.

The store will offer clothing and equipment for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing. The Silverdale location will be one of the first to include a “new and improved footwear section designed to offer a broad selection of sports performance and casual footwear,” according to the release. 

An opening date has not been set.

DICK’S isn’t the only new sporting goods seller coming to town. Sierra Trading Post has been confirmed as a tenant at the nearby Trails at Silverdale shopping center.

JCPenney is back in the appliance business

0715_major_appliace_showroom_at_vista_ridge_mall_in_lewisville_texasJCPenney is returning to its department store roots this year with the rollout out of appliance showrooms in 500 stores.

One of those stores is the JCPenney in Silverdale, which will unveil its appliance department Friday, according to a news release.

Each showroom will display more than 100 name brand appliance models , including refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers and dryers. The store will offer no-interest financing, free delivery and a price match guarantee.

Appliance sales are part of a three-year strategy announced by JCPenney’s CEO in August to grow profits. Other strategies include a focus on special clothing sizes, beauty products and jewelry.

The company has already bolstered its e-commerce capabilities with a redesigned mobile app and more shipping options for online orders.

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Moctezuma’s restaurant opening in Kitsap Mall this fall

moctezumas45withLadyMoctezuma’s will bring its brand of fine Mexican dining to Kitsap Mall this fall.

The family-owned restaurant and tequila bar chain, which has locations in Gig Harbor, South Center and Tacoma, is moving into a 8,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Hale’s Alehouse.

13411826_1196363163730987_5738524364286351673_oMoctezuma’s Director of Operations Michael Goronkin said the company saw Silverdale as a vibrant market to expand into.

“It’s a growing community,” Goronkin said. “Restaurants out there have been really successful.”

The Kitsap Mall restaurant will be Moctezuma’s largest location to date, and will employ more than 100 workers, Goronkin said. Space in the restaurants is evenly divided between the tequila bar and dining room.

Goronkin said Moctezuma’s decor and food set it apart from other Mexican restaurants. Decorations are imported from Mexico. Food is made from scratch, using family recipes.

Amy_Johnson_-9152“We really focus on execution and make sure every dish pops,” he said “… it’s kind of an over-the-top experience. You feel like you’re in Mexico.”

Moctezuma’s will fully remodel the Kitsap Mall space before moving in. Goronkin said the process will take about five months, meaning the restaurant could open in November.

The previous tenant, Hale’s Ales, left Kitsap Mall but hasn’t departed Kitsap. The brewery recently established a distribution center in Bremerton, and plans to open a tasting room there in July.

You can check the Moctezuma’s Silverdale accounts on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

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Forever 21 open at Trails; Jersey Mike’s on its way

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Forever 21 opened over the weekend in The Trails at Silverdale shopping center, one of several businesses expected to join in the Greaves Way development this year.

The apparel retailer was previously located in Kitsap Mall.

Jersey Mike’s Subs could be next to debut. The sandwich chain lists a June 1 opening date for its Silverdale store.

You can see all my Trails updates here.

H&M opens Dec. 17 at Kitsap Mall

hmSwedish clothing retailer H&M will open in Kitsap Mall at noon on Dec. 17.

The 23,000-foot store will be H&M’s eighth Washington location, according to a news release. It will launch with a staff of about 30.

H&M carries men’s and women’s apparel, and the store will have special departments devoted to accessories, maternity, sport apparel, and a plus-size line.

GRAPHICS TEMPLATEThe retailer touts “fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices.”

H&M opened its first U.S. store in New York City 15 years ago and has added more than 400 locations across the country since then.

The Silverdale opening was originally slated for November, but was later pushed to this month. About 11,000-square-feet were added to the mall’s footprint to accommodate H&M.

H&M joins a Kitsap Mall clothing store roster that includes JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Sears.

The Kitsap Mall H&M can be reached at 360-698-2555. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Qdoba opens Friday in Kitsap Mall

qdoba-mexican-eats-logo_largeA Qdoba Mexican Eats will become the newest addition to Kitsap Mall‘s revamped dining lineup.

The fast-casual Mexican restaurant will open at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Qdoba moved into a 3,000-square-foot space near the food court and hired 31 employees, according to a spokeswoman.

The restaurant will serve Qdoba’s typical lineup of burritos, tacos and nachos. The chain touts its policy of not charging extra for sauces like guacamole and salsa. Qdoba also provides catering.

Qdoba is holding a canned food drive in conjunction with its opening to benefit local food banks. Customers who bring three or more cans of food to the restaurant, Monday through Thursday during the month of November,  will receive a free order of chips and queso.

Founded in Denver in 1995, Qdoba was acquired by Jack in the Box in 2003. The Qdoba chain has more than 600 stores in 47 states. About half are franchised. More than 50 new stores were expected to open in 2015, according to a 2014 annual report.

Qdoba is one of a few new chain restaurants to join Kitsap Mall this year. Buffalo Wild Wings opened in February. Potbelly Sandwich Shop debuted in September.

Qdoba will have more competition in Silverdale soon with a Chipotle restaurant expected to open in The Trails at Silverdale shopping center in early 2016.

You can see Qdoba’s full opening announcement below: Continue reading

Kitsap Mall Santa is taking reservations

Getting a picture taken with Santa Claus at the mall is a beloved holiday tradition.

Waiting in long lines with squirmy youngsters to see Santa is not.

This year the Kitsap Mall Santa is giving parents an early Christmas present in the form of an online reservation system.

Shoppers can register in advance for time slots with Santa by logging onto mysantaexperience.com, according to a news release. Reservations require the purchase of a photo package, which start at about $35.

Santa arrives at the mall Nov. 14, and will stick around through Christmas Eve. A special “Paws with Claus” night is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 19, so “well-mannered” pets can have their picture taken with the jolly elf. WorldWide Photography will have a regular family portrait area set up adjacent to Santa’s court.

In other mall news, the Silverdale shopping center will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving day, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. The opening of H&M, initially slated for November, has been pushed to Dec. 17.

You can find more holiday event information on Kitsap Mall’s Facebook page.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens in Kitsap Mall

UnknownA Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened in the Kitsap Mall food court this week, marking the sandwich chain’s entry into the West Sound market.

Potbelly offers hot sandwiches, soups, salads and hand-dipped milkshakes, according to a news release. The Silverdale shop is managed by East Bremerton native Mike Young and employs about 30 people.

“Opening in Silverdale is special for so many reasons, but none more than the connection we’re making with the community,” Young said in the release. “As someone who has spent many years on the Kitsap Peninsula, it gives me great pride to open this shop.”

Potbelly shops often feature live, local music. Interested performers can contact Young and schedule an audition.

Chicago-based Potbelly has 10 Seattle-area locations, and more than 360 shops nationally. The fast-growing chain expected to open about 50 shops this year, with plans to eventually build 1,000, according to a 2014 annual report to shareholders.

The Silverdale store is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Delivery service will start a few weeks, according to the release.

Which restaurant chain are you most excited about having in Kitsap?

  • None of the above... when are we getting an In-N-Out? (27%, 387 Votes)
  • None of the above... I'd rather see more local restaurants! (24%, 344 Votes)
  • Chipotle (coming to The Trails) (16%, 229 Votes)
  • Sonic Drive-In (coming to Poulsbo) (11%, 163 Votes)
  • Blazing Onion (coming to the Trails) (8%, 112 Votes)
  • Carl's Jr. (coming to Bremerton?) (7%, 108 Votes)
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill (coming to Kitsap Mall) (4%, 52 Votes)
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop (coming to Kitsap Mall) (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (Kitsap Mall) (2%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,447

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