New Tenants Enhance Community-Focused Retail Environment Designed to Reflect Bainbridge Island Resident’s Needs
Island Village is Owned and Operated by Seattle-Based Urban Renaissance Group Which Benefits from Strong Local Presence with 6 Island Residents on the URG Team
Bainbridge Island, Wash., March 19th, 2018 – Urban Renaissance Group (www.urbanrengroup.com) (URG) today announced the recent grand opening of First Federal’s newest branch and a new lease with Island-based pet supplier Paws & Fins Pet Shop (www.facebook.com/pawsfinsbainbridge). Both tenants are a welcome addition to the strong tenant base in the Island Village neighborhood.
Located at 1050 Hildebrand Road, directly across from Plate & Pint, the new space for Paws & Fins will meet the increasing demand for pet food and accessories in an expanded space. First Federal opens their new branch (www.ourfirstfed.com) directly adjacent to Westside Pizza.
“As a Bainbridge Island resident, I’m excited to welcome our newest tenants,” said URG Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Callahan. “Paws & Fins is a Bainbridge Island institution, and First Financial is an exceptional regional bank. Our focus at Island Village is to prioritize community-focused businesses that offer products and services residents need and value.”
New Retailers: Paws & Fins Pet Shop and First Federal
Owned by Wiccan York, Paws & Fins offers a broad selection of premium dog and cat foods, including frozen, freeze dried and refrigerated options. Being a Bainbridge Island business for more than 20 years, this expansion will allow Paws & Fins to better serve the community.
In its new retail location across from Plate and Pint and sharing a parking lot with Wells Fargo, Paws & Fins will also offer small animals, fish, reptiles as well as supplies and information on caring for pets. The space is currently being upgraded with construction expected to be completed by April or May 2018.
“At Paws & Fins, we strive to ensure that Island residents have the happiest, healthiest pets possible,” said Paws & Fins owner, Wiccan York. “This new, expanded location is perfect for continuing to meet the needs of Island residents, and we look forward to opening the doors to our new space and offering an expanded selection of products.”
New Island Village tenant Paws & Fins also joins First Federal, having opened their newest branch in the Center in September 2017. The regional community bank offering personal and business banking, online banking, mortgage, commercial and personal lending is located in the west side of the complex in Building E.
“With core values centered on the community and customer service, we’re excited to have joined the Bainbridge Island community,” said First Federal Vice President Troy Wills. “Our innovative blend of technology and boutique banking is designed to help us develop full banking relationships with our customers.”
URG Brings Strong Island-Based Team to its Local Projects
Founded in 2006, URG is full-service commercial real estate company and real estate owner. The company is headquartered in Seattle and operates in Portland and Denver as well. However, there is another unique aspect of the firm and that is the large number of team members who hail from or reside on Bainbridge Island, including:
- Chief Executive Officer Pat Callahan has lived with his family on the Island for 18 years, with three of his children graduated from Bainbridge Island High School (BHS), a fourth still at BHS and numerous extended family members active in the community.
- Vice President and Regional General Manager Shawn Jackson is a long-term Island resident and graduated from BHS. His wife, Tawnya, is the BHS Cheerleading Coach and he previously served an assistant Football Coach at BHS.
- Senior Property Manager Katie Betz recently moved to Bainbridge last year after living in Seattle for twenty years. She lives in the Wing Point neighborhood with her husband and four-year old son.
- Senior Property Manager Kris Stamm lives on the Island and graduated from Olympic High School. Kris manages the Island Village Shopping Center.
- Maintenance Technician Tracey Criss lives on the Island with his family, including his wife who was born and raised on Bainbridge Island.
- Leasing Administrator Laura Shields has lived on Bainbridge Island for more than 25 years and is former small business owner who has raised her three children on Bainbridge. Laura handles the leasing at Island Village.
“As Island residents ourselves, we’re excited about these new retailers and committed to continuing to expand local offerings,” continued Callahan. “Our goal at Island Village is to provide a main hub for Island residents to shop and eat. We look forward to supporting the local economy while getting to know and stay connected to our neighbors.”
Island Village Shopping Center
In November 2012, the Joshua Green Corporation merged its real estate assets into URG and since then, URG invested in numerous upgrades to the Island Village Shopping Center—including adding more pedestrian aisles, outdoor seating, landscaping and new signage. URG has also focused on creating a great mix of tenants.
Several new retailers have also been added—including popular, family-friendly restaurant Plate & Pint, pizza restaurant Westside Pizza, new Chinese restaurant Pau’s Asian Kitchen, a ‘GoWireless’ Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, as well as Starbucks, Hildebrand Cleaners, Washington Federal Bank and home décor pop-up, Whimsy.
Currently, Island Village has seventeen tenants and two vacancies. Nearby buildings 1050 Building and 901 Building also each have limited vacancies.
About Urban Renaissance Group
Urban Renaissance Group LLC is a Seattle-based full-service commercial real estate company, engaged in acquisitions, development, asset management, leasing, property management and ownership in Seattle, Bellevue, Denver and Portland. The strategic premise of the Urban Renaissance Group is that the form of the American City will change dramatically during the next 20 years. Urban Renaissance Group acts as a catalyst that understands and ignites that change, thereby building community, creating place, and generating fair returns for investors, as well as opportunities for its partners and employees. Learn more at www.urbanrengroup.com.