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Uptown Gig Harbor’s first store opening

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 15, 2007 at 2:24 pm |
October 15, 2007 2:24 pm

Borders Books, the first store in a new Gig Harbor “lifestyle center,” Uptown Gig Harbor, is scheduled to open its doors Oct. 25.

The center, located west of Highway 16 on Point Fosdick Drive Northwest, eventually will contain 35 tenants ranging from a multiplex theater to upscale women’s wear shops.

Borders manager Bill Mumford, who managed the Tacoma Borders store for six years before moving to Gig Harbor, said the store’s “soft opening” will be the 25th with the formal grand opening sometime in mid-November when his 40-plus staff members become more familiar with the 24,000-square-foot store and its stock.

Expect a steady progression of store openings in the next few months as the shopping complex moves from construction to operation.

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