Ross Dress For Less will open its second Tri-City location this fall.
Jim Stephens, director of development for the California-based company that owns Vintner Square, confirmed site work began recently for a 27,000-square-foot building for the latest addition to Richland’s fast-growing Queensgate area.
Browman Development Co., based in Walnut Creek, Calif., expects to turn the building over to Ross in August. It should be furnished and open by October.
Ross officials were not immediately available to elaborate on the company’s Richland plans. Ross typically signs long-term leases with multiple five-year extensions, according to its most recent annual report, released a year ago.
Spokane-based Vandervert Construction is building the store. Ross will occupy the space west of Marshalls and two doors away from the center’s mainstay, Target.
With the addition of Ross, Browman will have completed 220,000 square feet of development at Vintner Square, or about two-thirds of the company’s target of 340,000 square feet. The center’s tenant roster includes Petco, Famous Footwear, Rue21, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Chase.
Stevens said Browman will disclose two to four additional tenants for Vintner Square in late spring.
The Richland store is an expansion for Ross, which operates 40 stores in Washington, including one at 6705 W. Canal Drive in Kennewick.
Ross (NASDAQ: ROST) is based in Dublin, Calif., and reported $11 billion in revenue in 2014. It operates 1,259 stores in 33 states. The retailer chiefly sells clothing at discounts of 20 percent to 60 percent.