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Poll: What are your Black Friday plans?

20051126-230938-pic-731760843The National Retail Federation predicts more than 137 million Americans will shop during Thanksgiving weekend, topping last year’s retail frenzy.

But here in the newsroom the buildup to Black Friday has felt noticeably muted this fall.

Typically we’re inundated by press releases from retailers in November. E-mails pour in from big chain retailers touting extended hours and price-slashing sprees. Local shops give us friendly prods for coverage of Small Business Saturday. Online sellers send constant Cyber Monday reminders.

This year we’ve received a smattering of those promotions, but not the typical deluge. So we’re interested hearing your take on Black Friday.

Have the deals been hyped as much this year as in years past? Is shopping a part of your Thanksgiving week tradition? Do you have other ways you prefer to spend your post-turkey holiday?

Let us know by taking our poll (you can pick more than one answer) or dropping a comment below. And whatever your plans, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

How will you spend Black Friday?

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Purpose Boutique opening at The Trails

unnamedBremerton-based Purpose Boutique will open a store at The Trails at Silverdale on Monday, becoming the first Kitsap-based business to join the Greaves Way shopping center.

“We could not be more excited for our launch in Silverdale which will create new opportunities for our customers who want to shop and at the same time, change lives around the world,” Purpose CEO Christie Johnson said in a news release.

“We are dedicated to being a business that gives back to the global community and we feel very welcomed at the Trails.”

Purpose, which sells apparel and accessories for “women of all shapes, styles and backgrounds,” first opened in Bremerton in 2013 and added a Kirkland store in 2014. The boutique donates a portion of its sales to charities that combat human trafficking.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for noon on Sept. 30, followed by a grand opening celebration Oct. 1.

sierratradingpost-logoThe Trails also will welcome a discount outdoor gear store and burger joint this fall.

Sierra Trading Post is slated to open in October. Silverdale will be the first Washington location for Sierra, which does most its business online.

The Habit Burger Grill is expected to open in November, adding a sixth dining option to the development. The California-based fast-casual chain has one other restaurant in Washington.

Graphic: Updated Trails at Silverdale store locations

Two more tenants — Purpose Boutique and The Habit Burger Grill — were announced for The Trails at Silverdale shopping center last week.

Here’s an updated graphic showing where the businesses will be located:GraphicTemp


Tenants have not been named for seven spaces at the trails, including the grocery store building. These include a couple of very large retail spaces, and a restaurant space in the northwest corner.

Purpose Boutique, Habit Burger planned at Trails

brempurpose_9177864_ver1.0_640_480A Bremerton boutique and a California burger chain have been announced as tenants in The Trails at Silverdale shopping center.

Purpose Boutique and The Habit Burger Grill are both slated to open at The Trails this spring, according to a Tuesday news release from developer CenterCal Properties.

UnknownSilverdale will be the third location for Purpose, which has stores on Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, and on Central Way in Kirkland.

The Habit Burger Grill operates dozens of restaurants in California, but just one in Washington (it’s in Kent). The Irvine-based chain describes itself as a “fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order char-grilled burgers and sandwiches.”

Other businesses slated to open in The Trails this year include Corner Bakery, DSW, Forever 21, Jersey Mike’s, Old Navy, Sleep Number, and Verizon.

Chipotle, MOD Pizza, Silverdale Smiles Dentistry, and Total Wine already opened this year in the Greaves Way development. 

MOD Pizza opens Sunday at The Trails

MOD Pizza copy

MOD Pizza will be the next restaurant up and running in The Trails at Silverdale, with a grand opening planned for noon Sunday.

The first 52 people in line will receive a free pizza or salad, and be entered to win free pizza for a year, according to a news release. MOD will donate all proceeds from pizza sales on its first day to the Paul Linder Educational Foundation, which supports Central Kitsap School District.

The Seattle-based, “made-on-demand” pizza chain was founded in 2008 and has grown in bounds. The company tripled its store count in 2015 and plans to grow to from 110 to 190 stores this year, according to Puget Sound Business Journal.

Permitting documents indicate a Jersey Mike’s Subs is also headed for The Trails, though I haven’t confirmed that with the chain. Chipotle opened in the Greaves Way development last Saturday.

Silverdale Chipotle, Total Wine will open in March


Update: A Chipotle spokeswoman said the Silverdale opening has been pushed to Saturday, March 12.

Another wave of stores are set to open next month in The Trails at Silverdale shopping center.

Chipotle Mexican Grill will debut March 10, according to a spokeswoman. So will beverage retailer Total Wine and More.

totalwineMOD Pizza, a Seattle-based, made-to-order pizza chain, expects to launch its Trails location March 18.

The county has issued tenant improvement permits to Corner Bakery Café, Forever 21, Verizon, DSW and Sleep Number, allowing those companies to begin outfitting their stores.

A representative for developer CenterCal Properties confirmed Old Navy also is planning a Trails store.

Silverdale Smiles Dentistry was the most recent business to open at the Greaves Way shopping center, joining Blazing Onion, Homegoods, Ulta Beauty and AT&T.

Centercal has yet to announce tenants for a few remaining retail spaces, including a planned grocery store. The developer began work on The Trails in August 2014.

The opening of Chipotle — the first west of Puget Sound — has been highly anticipated since it was announced last summer. But the chain’s reputation took a beating this winter as a series of E. coli and norovirus outbreaks were linked to its restaurants.

According to the New York Times, Chipotle turned to food safety specialist Mansour Samadpour to overhaul its safety protocols. Samadpour is a familiar name in Kitsap. He owns prominent properties in downtown Port Orchard.

Chipotle is posting food safety information here.

A photo tour of The Trails at Silverdale

Ulta Beauty at The Trails in Silverdale on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

Today was the first day the public was invited into The Trails at Silverdale shopping center, as Ulta Beauty held its soft opening.

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Other stores and restaurants will open between now and mid-2016. You can get a full rundown here. 

There’s still a lot of work to be done on storefronts and landscaping at The Trails, but shoppers could get a feel for how the sprawling retail development off Greaves Way is coming together.

I paid a visit to The Trails this afternoon and snapped a few iPhone photos, which are posted below (the Sun’s Meegan Reid took the Ulta photo above).

I’ve captioned these pics with the tenants I believe are going into the buildings, based on permit documents and marketing materials I’ve seen:

HomeGoods, opening Oct. 25
Chipotle, opening 2016
DSW and other retailers. Opening TBA.
Corner Bakery Café, opening 2016.
Unnamed grocery store, opening and tenant TBA.
GAP Factory, opening TBA.

If this isn’t enough to satisfy your curiosity, you can check out The Trails webcam hosted by contractor Robinson Construction. (Warning for arachnophobes: There’s been a spider hanging in front of their webcam lens for the past few days.)

Gap hiring for Trails at Silverdale store

2000px-Gap_logo.svgWell, we can confirm at least one tenant for the Trails at Silverdale shopping center.

It appears Gap is hiring up for a new outlet store at the Greaves Way development, which is currently under construction. There is already a Gap and GapKids store at the Kitsap Mall. 

We’ll let you know when we get confirmation of other tenants. Plans show spaces for about two-dozen tenants, including big box stores, smaller retailers and restaurants.

The county has so far issued building shell permits for four Trails buildings.

If you’re interested in following progress at the worksite, contractor Robinson Construction Co. has posted a nifty webcam on its website, along with some impressive aerial photographs.

California-based Trails at Silverdale developer CenterCal Properties, LLC. is staying busy in Washington. The company recently bought the Totem Lake Mall in Kirkland, and plans a $200 million redevelopment of the aging shopping center.

Change afoot at Port Orchard Public Market


Stores are expanding in the Port Orchard Public Market as the Bay Street commercial hub enters its first winter season.

Carter’s Chocolates has moved into a larger space, tripling its footprint, according to a news release. Carter’s is adding more items like fresh breads, pasta’s, pies and soup. The shop will also make outdoor seating and window service available in the spring and summer.

Sue’s Lavender & More is growing into the space vacated by Carter’s. Sue’s is adding a juice bar with new varieties of smoothies, blended juices, teas and more.

The changes will free up spaces for more vendors, according to the release. Email portorchardpublicmarket@gmail.com for more information and check the market’s Facebook page for more updates.


Future CK shopping center filling fast

There are no buildings up yet, but the new Silverdale shopping center is filling up fast.

trails@silverdaleRepresentatives of developer CenterCal say company has tenants lined up for 85 percent of the roughly 45 spaces available in the future Trails at Silverdale.

CenterCal CEO Fred Bruning said the company will probably begin announcing tenants six months before the center opens. The Greaves Way development is slated to open in the fall of 2015.

About 60 percent of the businesses interested in locating to the center are new to the Kitsap market, he said.

“What we think we’ll be developing is a really amazing mix of retail, entertainment and restaurants in an architecturally charming matter,” Bruning said.

Work began on the trails of Silverale in August. The development will create about 200,000 square feet of commercial space on 12 acres.

Follow Kitsap Sun business reporter Tad Sooter on Twitter at @tsooter. Contact him at tad.sooter@kitsapsun.com or leave a comment below.