Rumors about a delayed opening for the Eastbridge King Soopers have been confirmed by spokesperson Kelli McGannon: “King Soopers has to delay opening its second location in Stapleton. We are optimistic that we will open the Eastbridge store early next summer.” McGannon explained, “We have had to make unanticipated capital investments in other stores. We are sorry and I am sure you understand that we are unable to share any of the financial information behind these decisions. It’s like any household’s budget. If you run into unanticipated expenses, you have to reallocate the budget. This is in no way a concern with the store in Eastbridge. We are very excited to serve the Stapleton community.”
The store is currently 50 percent complete. Interior work on the building is expected to resume in February or March. Evergreen Development principal Tyler Carlson, whose firm is developing the town center west of King Soopers with City Street Investors, says the shared parking lot between the two properties will be completed in November along with the access drive in the Geneva Court alignment. He says the King Soopers delay will not affect the schedule for his project. The first two tenants to open are expected to be Wild Flowers Home Garden and Gift, and Pilates Evolution, which could occur as early as December. The Little Man Ice Cream shop may not open until next summer because it is still undergoing permit review with the city.