Wilsonville Real Estate: Fred Meyer’s, 20 years in Planning, Finally Comes to Town

Fred Meyer, the original Oregon superstore chain that combines a complete grocery supermarket with a drugstore, clothing store, shoe store, fine jewelers, home decor store, home improvement center, garden center, electronics store, toy store, sporting goods store and more under one roof, has been planning a location in Portland suburb Wilsonville for over 20 years. Now, residents of this charming community south of Portland along Interstate 5 has finally been given an opening date for the new shopping superstore – the 145,000 square-foot Fred Meyer will open in late July 2011, at a new 19-acre, $70 million development in Wilsonville known as Wilsonville Old Town Square. The Wilsonville Old Town Square will house the new supermarket as well as many other retail shops around the central location. Many of those retail spaces have already been leased, including a wireless store, several salons, a frozen yogurt shop, a branch of Oswego grill and a new McMenamins restaurant that will occupy a former church next to the Old Town Square development. This new shopping center will bring many new opportunities for employment and shopping to Wilsonville residents. Fred Meyer stores are throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, but they started in Portland in the Hollywood District (the first Fred Meyer Shopping Center, located directly across from the Hollywood Theater, is now home to a Rite Aid) and come with a certain amount of Portland, Oregon area pride.

About Wilsonville: Known as the “Gateway to Oregon’s wine country,” WIlsonville is a conveniently located suburb just south of Portland, offering a mix of natural beauty and neighborhood communities along the Willamette River, with many green spaces and park land. The city’s location provides real estate opportunities and easy access for commuters to the Portland metropolitan area. The city of Wilsonville is comprised of several neighborhoods and planned communities, including Charbonneau and Villebois, elegant communities complete with farmers’ markets, shopping, restaurants, cafes, and more. Copier and printer manufacturer Xerox operates a large facility in Wilsonville, and is the city’s largest employer, along with several car dealerships, distribution centers, and industrial businesses along Interstate 5. Wilsonville also provides the perfect starting point for many picturesque tours of the Willamette Valley. Wilsonville is located just south of Portland, primarily in Clackamas County, though a portion of the northern section of the city is in Washington County. The city includes the planned community of Charbonneau on the south side of the river. The city is bisected by Interstate 5 and includes Interstate 5′s Boone Bridge over the Willamette River.

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