By Emily Sorensen
Poway’s retail climate appears to be warming up as several new businesses in town have either recently opened or are planning on doing so soon.
• Get Air, a trampoline park being built in the business park at 12160 Community Road, is on track for its opening in roughly a month to six weeks, said owner Alan McEwan.
“Get Air is a trampoline park, for recreation and exercise purpose,” said McEwan. Get Air will feature four competition grade pit trampolines, a half-pipe trampoline feature, air jam basketball, a dedicated trampoline dodge ball area, parkour features and a special area for children under 46 inches.
“A big part [of Get Air] is birthday parties, corporate events and banquets for sports teams,” said McEwan. Multiple party rooms will be available to rent.
For more information and to stay updated on Get Air’s progress, visit www.getairpoway.com.
• A new Goodwill opened Saturday, June 29 at 13140 Poway Road. The donation center will be open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. It will accept donations of clean, reusable clothing, books, electronics, small appliances and small household goods, as well as computers, monitors and televisions, working or not.
• Newman’s Sports Bar and Grill, which opened in April in the former location of the House on the Hill restaurant, 12440 Poway Road, has been enjoying success. “It’s been going better than I expected,” said owner Garrett Newman. “Response has been excellent. They love the patio.”
Newman’s offers a simple and fresh menu, including freshly made chicken tenders. Newman said that he’s planning on remodeling the restaurant, to add a brand new 25- to-30-foot bar, which will feature 20 beers on tap, including local and craft beers, as well larger televisions. “I hope to have [the remodeling] done before the football season,” said Newman.
• Poway resident Harry Rogers’ new restaurant, Mainstream Bar and Grill, recently opened in the location of the former Le Peep site, 13385 Poway Road about four weeks ago. The bar and grill, which serves lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch, has had a successful opening, said Rogers. “We’ve had lots of repeat customers,” said Rogers. “Business has been good, comments have been good. We’ve had a steady increase in business weekly.”
“Sunday Brunch is going over very well, and Taco Tuesday, which offers $1 off our tacos. We also have Happy Hour from 2 - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, with $1 off all cocktails and beer,” said Rogers. Mainstream Bar and Grill has 20 craft beers on tap.
Mainstream Bar and Grill is open 11 a.m. daily, 10 a.m. Sunday for brunch.
• The construction at Walmart continues. Rachel Wall, senior manager of communications for Walmart, said the remodel should be finished and ready to open in the first half of 2014.
The expansion currently underway is to make room for groceries at the store. The new grocery department will include fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, a deli and a bakery.
The store will expand by approximately 37,000 square feet and, when completed, will add about 85 new associate jobs, in addition to the temporary construction jobs created by the expansion.
• The Poway Del Taco, at 12314 Poway Road, closed over the weekend, vacating after decades of business after their lease ended. Don Zech, of CDC Commercial Inc., said CDC Commercial Inc. was looking at several potential replacement tenants for the location.
In addition, there will be more location shuffling in the shopping center, as deals have recently been finished to move the Kumon Learning Center to the center, as well as relocating the dry cleaners in the center, to allow North Park Produce to expand and add a bakery and deli.
• A new Grocery Outlet store will open Saturday, Aug. 10 in half the space once occupied by the Dixieline store in the Poway Plaza. Construction continues on the other half, where a Michael’s crafts store plans to relocate from the other end of Poway Road.