Issaquah Highlands Grand Ridge Plaza Nears Completion, Nearest Multiplex to Snoqualmie Valley Opens this Weekend

For Snoqualmie Valley residents who frequently travel to Issaquah for shopping, dining and entertainment, the newest Issaquah shopping center is the closest option to the Valley yet – Grand Ridge Plaza in the Issaquah Highlands.

The first business opening of the new 325,000 square foot Issaquah Highlands shopping center happens this weekend when Issaquah regal-graphicHighlands Stadium 12 IMAX & RPX theater opens its doors.      

The grand opening preview events, occurring June 29th – July 1st, offer special $2 movies. On Saturday, June 29th, the theme is Regal’s Recipe for Hope, benefitting the Issaquah Food Bank with recent Hollywood hits along with selected food-themed films. Sunday, June 30th, Read It and See It at Regal” features book-related films benefiting the charity Newspapers in Education. Monday, July 1st, benefits ArtsFund of Seattle during Regal Superheroes for a Cause, with a superhero-inspired day at the movies.

The 12-screen theater’s official grand opening is July 2, 2013, at 7PM featuring first-run movies like The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. Patrons can enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks with each paid admission, Tuesday, July 2nd, through Thursday, July 11th.

In later summer/early fall 2013, Grand Ridge Plaza will also celebrate the openings of its anchor Safeway grocery store and fuel station, BevMo! and three new restaurants: Chinoise Café, Big Fish Grill and Ram Restaurant & Brewery.

Some other businesses opening in the new Grand Ridge Plaza include:

  • JoS. A. Bank Clothiers
  • Starbucks
  • Great Clips
  • Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop
  • Civilized Nature – a Sammamish-based pet retailer
  • Wells Fargo
  • GNC
  • Zumiez
  • Marshalls
  • Home Goods
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Ultra Beauty
  • Bai Tong Thai Restaurant
  • PinkaBella Cupcakes
Big Fish Grill of Woodinville & Kirkland will open a third restaurant at Grand Ridge Plaza.  Photo: Issaquah Highlands Facebook page
Big Fish Grill of Woodinville & Kirkland will open a third restaurant at Grand Ridge Plaza. Photo: Issaquah Highlands Facebook page

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  • Don’t forget you can find most of these businesses in downtown Snoqualmie or North Bend. In fact, the North Bend theatre is in need of support right now before it is forced to close its doors. Shop local and everyone wins.

  • So glad this is opening close by. Don’t get me wrong. I love the Ridge and shop locally but it’s more expensive and you can’t find a lot things. It will be nice to have a sporting good store closer.

  • This is going to be perfect for the Issaquah/Sammamish community! The current restaurants and stores like Agave, Sip, Zeeks, and Le Chic Pet have done very well and this will only add to the great atmosphere the Highlands offers. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. If any incoming shops or restaurants need interior/exterior signage Speedpro Imaging can help!

  • Living Snoqualmie