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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.

MOD Pizza opens Sunday at The Trails

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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.

Silverdale Blazing Onion set for Dec. 21 opening

blazing.onion.barUpdate: Blazing Onion opened a day early on Sunday, according to a Facebook post. 

A Blazing Onion burger grill and whiskey bar will become the first restaurant to open in The Trails at Silverdale development next week.

Blazing Onion is set to open Monday near the Greaves Way entrance.

3a1c5e55-de3e-4b1c-bfda-cf459a4e575a_mSilverdale will be the seventh location for the fast-casual chain, which launched in Mill Creek in 2007 (the Everett Herald has a nice company history here). Some Kitsap diners may already be familiar with the Blazing Onion in Gig Harbor.

Co-founder David Jones said Blazing Onion had been looking for a Central Kitsap location and jumped on the chance to move into The Trails.

“We’d been watching Silverdale for a while,” he said.

Jones said the Silverdale restaurant stands out from its predecessors in a couple of ways.

The Trails restaurant is the first franchised Blazing Onion location — it’s owned by a small group of partners. Jones said the company will probably franchise more stores if the model proves successful in Silverdale.

The Trails Blazing Onion will also be the first to incorporate a whiskey lounge. The bar touts more than 200 varieties of whiskey, bourbon and Scotch.

“I was trying to change things up a little bit,” Jones said.

Blazing Onion emphasizes Northwest ingredients and makes its food from scratch. Jones said the chain uses 100 percent natural ground chuck in its burgers. Salads, soups and sandwiches round out the menu.

Technology has also become a hallmark for the chain. Jones said Blazing Onion is currently testing an iPad ordering system, which could be rolled out in Silverdale in early 2016.

Blazing Onion will be one of several restaurants in The Trails development. So far a Chipotle, Corner Bakery Café and MOD Pizza have been announced. (See the latest on Trails tenants here).

Check the Blazing Onion Facebook page for updates on the Silverdale restaurant.

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Here’s the latest on Trails at Silverdale tenants

1129_TrailsUpdate_KSThe first stores (Ulta, Homegoods and AT&T) debuted at The Trails at Silverdale about a month ago. Since then we’ve gathered a few more updates on future opening dates and expected tenants.

The graphic above shows the latest info confirmed by developer CenterCal Properties LLC. (click to enlarge).

Here are a few key updates:

  • A 5,300-square-foot space near the entrance, initially slated to become one restaurant, has been divided into three spaces. Tenants there haven’t been announced but will open in spring of 2016.

We’ll keep posting announcements as we get them. You can sign up for email alerts using the widget on the right-hand side of this page.

Gap store at Kitsap Mall closing July 3

gapclosingStore openings and closings are being announced at a dizzying pace this year at Kitsap Mall.

The Gap is the latest to join the list of departing mall tenants. The store, which includes a GapKids, will close  July 3.

A Gap outlet store is planned for The Trails at Silverdale shopping center, but a store representative indicated The Trails shop may not open until 2016.

Gap plans to close 175 stores and laying off about 250 employees in North America this year in response to slumping sales.

Check the Gap at Kitsap Mall’s Facebook page for updates.

Checking in on Silverdale goings on

A lot of shuffling is going on at Kitsap Mall, as we highlighted in a story about H&M coming to town. 

The same could be said for all of Silverdale, where commercial activity is buzzing this year. Here’s a look at a few happenings around town:

Cafe will have a lofty perch


If you like your breakfast with a view, you might be interested in the future Oak Table Cafe, which is under construction on the hillside above Target.

The Oak Table is relocating from downtown Kingston, where it has a large following. Owners hope to have the Silverdale location open in June.

Ross McCurdy, who owns the cafe with his wife Nikki Nagler-McCurdy, said their initial hope was to keep the Kingston location and add a new restaurant in Silverdale.

The financing for that plan didn’t work out, McCurdy said. Instead, their Kingston cafe will close shortly before the Silverdale opening. The entire staff will transition to the new restaurant.

Oak Table will roughly double in size in Silverdale, with a 5,000-square-foot hillside building. McCurdy said the building site was challenging but the view should be worth it.

“You’ll be able to see mountains from just about anywhere in the house,” he said. Continue reading

Silverdale shopping center breaks ground this month


Site work is underway in Silverdale for an expansive new shopping center.

An official groundbreaking for The Trails at Silverdale is scheduled for Aug. 28.

The development is located on 20 acres west of the Highway 3/303 junction, off Greaves Way and Clear Creek Road. Businesses will include a mix of retail stores and restaurants, including some “new-to-market tenants, and local offerings as well,” said Alec Paddock with development company CenterCal Properties. No specific tenants have been announced.

The shopping center is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

You can read our previous stories about The Trails at Silverdale project here and here. Our colleagues at the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal also wrote extensively about the plans.

This post was updated to include information from the developer.