By Haley MacDonellcThe Shops at Norterra are changing as the completion of multimillion-dollar redevelopments draw to a close. Six months ago, RED Development began these renovations on retail space and adding outdoor seating. Within the next three months, new vendors will be moving in and opening their doors.

“We noticed a need in the neighborhood to repurpose existing retail buildings and create a more communal, social area for eating, drinking and gathering in a well-designed, welcoming space,” said Scott Rehorn, partner at RED Development, a wholly integrated commercial real estate company. “Our vision has really come to life and we think our guests will enjoy the new atmosphere.”

The Shops at Norterra, located at the northeast corner of Happy Valley and the I-17 include more than 40 shops and restaurants. Outdoor seating at restaurants like Pita Jungle, was one of the goals for the new developments. The shopping center also boasts community events such as live music at Elevate Coffee on Friday and Saturday nights, and a Halloween Spooktacular and Car Show which will take place on Friday, October 19.

“It’s a destination location because of the restaurants, and because of the atmosphere we have created,” said Rehorn. “You want what you can’t get online: dining and a great atmosphere. That doesn’t come in a box to your house.”

As construction finishes in the next few months, new stores will be opening their doors including As You Wish Pottery, Shasta Pools Showroom and Koi Poke. The 44,500 square feet of the Shops at Norterra already include restaurant favorites like Mellow Mushroom, and entertainment options including Harkins Theatres.

“Local and regional businesses are constantly evolving, but brick and mortar stores aren’t going away,” Rehorn said.

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