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At the Wednesday grand opening of Sprouts Farmers Market in the Estrella Plaza Shopping Center, Yuri Romano, a produce clerk, stocks watermelons. Photo: Eric Heinz
At the Wednesday grand opening of Sprouts Farmers Market in the Estrella Plaza Shopping Center, Yuri Romano, a produce clerk, stocks watermelons. Photo: Eric Heinz


By Eric Heinz 

With the opening of Sprouts Farmers Market on Wednesday morning, the long-awaited Estrella Plaza Shopping Center is now mostly open for business. T.J. Maxx opened in late April and Ulta Beauty hosted a grand opening on May 6.

Dozens of people showed up to the opening early on Wednesday morning. Shoppers were eager to check out the aisles of produce and natural products at Sprouts Farmers Market. The Estrella Plaza Shopping Center began its redesign in mid-2015.

The last business, Stein Mart, is expected to open some time in September. The Sports Authority that was planned for the shopping plaza may not be coming in after the company filed bankruptcy in April and announced the closure of more than 450 stores nationwide. Sources for Sports Authority did not return phone calls before press time.

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