MARICOPA — It’s been nearly a year since Mayor Christian Price teased residents with a specialty grocery store at his 2019 State of the City address, and many community members at the event guessed Price meant Sprouts would be opening a new location soon.

Though a lot has changed in the last year, Sprouts has continued on its trajectory toward opening, and the developer finally announced the news on its website, including plans for the development.

The Sprouts will be part of the Sonoran Creek Marketplace development near John Wayne Parkway and West Edison Road and will serve as the primary grocery store for the complex. The Sonoran Creek property is about 86,000 square feet, or 7.84 acres, and is predicted to create more than 280 new jobs for the city with a payroll around $10.4 million annually.

Sprouts has confirmed its placement in the development, and Phoenix Commercial Advisors have put a call out for other tenants to join in the space. The remaining properties vary in size between 1,400 to 5,000 square feet with another large retail space next to Sprouts and some smaller properties in the same center.

The description of the property reads: “New neighborhood shopping center, delivering 3rd quarter 2021. 805 homes under construction (2019). 1,959 improved, shovel ready lots (2019). ±50,000 residents starved for quality restaurant options. Signalized intersection off of John Wayne Pkwy. New 347 overpass now complete!”

The Sprouts will join the already existing Culver’s and Dutch Bros Coffee and is scheduled to be open in the third quarter of 2021.

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Katie Sawyer covers Maricopa and the surrounding area for PinalCentral, including city, education, business, crime and more. She can be reached at ksawyer@pinalcentral.com.

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