PETALUMA — New leases to Beverages & More, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Chipotle Mexican Grill bring the 291,000 square feet of retail space under construction at the East Washington Place project to more than 90 percent leased, even as the scheduled opening of the anchor Target store is still months away.

Signing long-term leases with retail developer Regency Centers were Concord-based BevMo, for a 9,931-square-foot building to be built at the southernmost tip of the 34-acre property; New York-based Chase, for a 4,000-square-foot branch office in a building near the northernmost entrance; and Denver-based Chipotle, for a 2,000 square feet restaurant in a building already set to house Panera Bread.

"It goes to show that at least in the Bay Area, the economy is turning around," said Katie Singer, one of the Terranomics agents for Regency.

BevMo already has five North Bay stores, and Chipotle has three so far and one set to open shortly in Rohnert Park.

Construction on the shopping center began a year ago, and Target's 135,000-square-foot store is set to open in July. Remaining to lease are 27,150 square feet. Three deals for nearly 10,000 square feet is in advanced negotiation stages.

Tenants with signed leases, in order of size, are Dick's Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx/Homegoods, Sprouts, Ulta Beauty, Sleep Train, Panera, Pacific Dental, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Sprint, Subway, Sport Clips, Cheese Steak and locally based cupcakery Sift.

Cal Fire findings on 12 Northern California wildfires

Those referred to the District Attorney indicate Cal Fire determined PG&E was in violation of state code.

Redwood fire (Mendocino County): 543 structures destroyed, 9 deaths, 36,523 acres burned. The fires started in two locations when trees or tree parts fell onto PG&E power lines.

Nuns, Norrbom, Adobe, Partrick & Pythian fires (Sonoma and Napa counties): 1,355 structures destroyed; 3 deaths, 56,556 acres burned (Sonoma and Napa counties); all but Nuns fire referred to District Attorney.
• Nuns: Broken top of a tree crashed into powerlines.
• Norrbom: Tree fell onto powerlines.
• Adobe: Tree fell into PG&E powerline.
• Partrick: Oak tree fell into PG&E powerlines.
• Pythian: The fire started with a downed powerline caused after PG&E tried to re-energize the line.

Atlas fire (Napa County): 783 structures burned, 51,624 acres burned, 6 deaths; referred to the District Attorney.

Sulphur fire (Lake County): 2,207 acres, 162 structures destroyed; referred to the District Attorney. Fire ignited when a PG&E power pole failed, causing power lines and equipment to contact the ground.

Pocket fire (Sonoma County): 6 structures destroyed, 17,357 acres burned; referred to the District Attorney.

37 fire (Sonoma County): 3 structures destroyed, 1,660 acres burned (Sonoma County). PG&E distribution lines started an electrical fire.

Blue fire (Humboldt County): 20 acres burned; referred to the District Attorney. A PG&E powerline conductor separated from a connector, causing the conductor to fall to the ground and start a fire.

Cherokee fire (Butte County): 6 structures destroyed, 8,417 acres burned. Fire started when tree limbs made contact with PG&E powerlines.


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