Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Massive East Side Entertainment-Retail Center Proposed

By Armando Landin

Far East El Paso could be in line for one of the biggest retail and entertainment centers the city has ever seen, according to plans for a new center at the Americas Interchange.

The proposed Plaza Del Rey development in El Paso spans nearly 300 acres and includes over 1.6 million square feet of retail space. (West Retail)

Plaza Del Rey would have a total of 2.8 million square feet of usable space if built as currently planned, including 1.68 million dedicated to retail alone which includes a proposed outlet mall.

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Northwest El Paso Hospital to Open Jan. 17

By Armando Landin

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in Northwest El Paso will celebrate its grand opening on January 17, 2017 as construction on the brand new teaching hospital nears completion.

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in El Paso will have an open house January 7, 2017, and a grand opening on January 17. (Hospitals of Providence EarthCam)

A Community Open House will also be held on Saturday, January 7, so that the public can get an early look at the campus. The hospital is located at 2000 Transmountain Road at the intersection of North Resler Drive.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Collaborative Office Space Opens in Historic Downtown Building

By Armando Landin

The second floor of a historic building in Downtown El Paso is now home to a new collaborative office space. The 5,500 square foot space, named One : One, is on the second level of 500 North Oregon, a building completed in 1901.

A new collaborative office space has opened in Downtown El Paso on the second level of a historic building. (Courtesy One : One)

The renovated layout of One : One includes offices with glass walls, desks and seating areas in an open space, and conference rooms encased in glass cubes.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

T.J.Maxx/HomeGoods to Join West Towne Lineup

By Armando Landin

Three possible retailers have been revealed for the upcoming West Towne Marketplace in El Paso.

A T.J.Maxx/HomeGoods store is slated to open at West Towne Marketplace, under construction in West El Paso. (River Oaks Properties)

A T.J.Maxx/HomeGoods store will be joining the lineup and is expected to be one of the larger anchors for the 500,000 square foot retail center under construction at the corner of Desert North Boulevard and Paseo del Norte on the West Side.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lofts Breathe New Life Into Historic Five Points Building

By Armando Landin     

The historic Five Points neighborhood in Central El Paso has seen a steady resurgence in recent years, and a recently completed renovation project is adding loft apartments to the mix.

Left: Stairs lead to the street level entrance of the Stevens Block 3 Lofts in Central El Paso. Right: A newly renovated loft space still includes historic touches such as exposed brick. (Courtesy Hiett, Pharr & Associates)

Stevens Block 3 Lofts are now open at 801 North Piedras Street on the second level of the historic Stevens Building, built in 1921.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cabela's Coming to West El Paso

A Cabela's location could be the first tenant revealed for the upcoming West Towne Marketplace in El Paso, according to City permits.


The store would span 48,305 square feet, giving it a smaller footprint relative to other Cabela's locations.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Whole Foods Market Opens in El Paso

Whole Foods has opened its first El Paso store, a long awaited addition to the Sun City's grocery lineup.

El Paso's first Whole Foods Market opened October 19, 2016, on the city's West Side. (Whole Foods El Paso)

The store, located at 100 Pitt Street on the West Side, spans 50,000 square feet and includes a restaurant, garden beds to grow produce on site, and a community room that can be used for yoga, cooking classes, and meetings.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Topgolf to Open at Montecillo in El Paso

By Armando Landin     

The City is on the brink of signing a deal with Topgolf to open a sports entertainment venue in El Paso. City Council will consider approving an incentives agreement at its next meeting.

From top left: The exterior facade of an existing Topgolf facility; Hitting bays include seating for several people and are climate controlled; A rooftop terrace at an existing location; A wide view of hitting bays and outfield targets. (City of El Paso)

According to City documents, Topgolf is planning a $15.7 million facility that will be located at the Montecillo smart growth development in West El Paso.