The Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN) neighborhood survey of almost 1,000 residents revealed the single most-desired future retail amenity in Stapleton is Sprouts (for survey results, click here). Flash back to June 2017. A community meeting was held announcing Forest City’s development plans next to Central Park Station. At that meeting, David Friedman showed plans for a 7.2 acre retail and residential development on the southeast corner of Uinta St. and 36th Ave. called The Village at Central Park Station. Sprouts was announced as the anchor store of Friedman’s development. In fall 2017, Friedman shared additional details of the project, printed in the October 2017 Front Porch. At the beginning of June 2018, Forest City confirmed Friedman had purchased the property.
Flash forward to February 2019. After multiple phone and email attempts requesting information from the developer, we have not received a single response. An inquiring resident, however, found a commercial real estate firm soliciting tenants for a project called The Shops at A Line Square. Their brochure shows it to be Friedman’s project with a new name. But instead of a Sprouts, the brochure just indicates an unnamed 30,000 square foot grocery store. When the inquiring neighbor contacted Sprouts, they replied that they had no confirmed information for a store at that location in Stapleton, but to “check the website for the most up-to-date information on all new grand openings.”
So…maybe no Sprouts.
Or…maybe there is hope. Further checking revealed the real estate firm’s online listing of the project does include a brochure with the Sprouts name and logo, and the listing cites an occupancy date of September 2019. With no ground moved as of now, we know the project won’t be completed in September. But we don’t know anything more. Let us know if you get further information.