By Joyce Smith
The $75 million Truman’s Marketplace in Grandview will officially debut Saturday at a 3 p.m. ribbon-cutting that will include door prizes.
The long awaited redevelopment of the 395,000-square-foot former Truman Corners Shopping Center includes several new retailers that have opened in recent months — Burlington, Five Below, Petco, Ross Dress for Less, Shoe Carnival, Starbucks and T.J. Maxx.
Tenants opening later this year include Lutfi’s Fried Fish and Vintage Stock. LC’s Bar-B-Q also plans an early 2017 opening.
Truman’s Marketplace, at Blue Ridge Boulevard and Interstate 49, also has new facades on the existing buildings, a remodeled parking area, new landscaping and pedestrian-friendly amenities including benches and a plaza area.
Occupancy is currently at more than 95 percent, including such longtime tenants as Advance Auto Parts, Dollar Tree, IHOP, Payless ShoeSource and Price Chopper and many of the longtime retailers also remodeled.
Truman Corners opened in 1958, taking most of a site that was formerly the Truman family’s farm.
Legacy Development hoped to have the renovation completed in the summer of 2015. But after delays it finally acquired the 52-acre site in April 2015. It also had previously expressed interest in the 185,000-square-foot former Sam’s Club on 20 acres just south of Truman’s Marketplace. But on Friday officials said they had no updates on negotiations for that building.