Construction work has begun to prep a southeast Fresno shopping center for two new tenants.
Workers are renovating a 31,472-square-foot building in The Canyons Shopping Center on East Kings Canyon Road for a Ross Dress for Less store.
A new 8,400-square-foot addition is also under construction on the west side of the center to expand an existing space for an unnamed tenant. The center’s commercial broker and owner declined to say who because the deal has not been finalized.
The center, between Winery and Willow avenues, is anchored by a FoodMaxx grocery store and a Dollar Tree. Tenants in the center’s outlying buildings include Big 5 Sporting Goods and a Comcast store.
Ross will fill a space that was occupied by Mexico-based furniture store Famsa, said Sarah Pilibos, vice president of Stephen Investments, Inc. and Pilibos Bros. of Fresno. The Pilibos family owns the center.
Famsa subleased the spot from Rite Aid drug store which closed its store there years ago, Pilibos said.
“To see the center coming back with this new development and growth makes us very happy and proud,” Pilibos said.
Pilibos doesn’t know exactly when Ross is expecting to open but said the store is shooting for a fall opening.