A new Sprouts (sprouts.com) is being built at the corner of Mississippi Ave. and S. Sherman St. as part of the Gates redevelopment project. The exact opening date has not yet been announced, but construction is progressing on time. Sprouts is known for fresh local produce and barrels of bulk foods. The vibe of each store is intended to evoke an “indoor farmers market” feel. The company has received numerous awards for leadership, community service and environmental practices. We will share updates on the store’s opening once finalized.
According to an update from the South Pearl Merchants Association, the height of the new Sushi Den garage will be reduced to 25 feet or less, at least in part due to neighborhood reaction. Although plans are not yet finalized, architect Rusty Brown (semplebrowndesign.com) said he will present the plans to association members when they’re ready. No word yet on the facade feedback.