The Golden State Warriors and Chase Center, the NBA basketball franchise’s new arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighbourhood, have revealed the first group of restaurants and retailers to be included within Thrive City.
An 11-acre mixed-use, privately-financed complex, Thrive City will be home to the retail stores and restaurants planned for the surrounding district of Chase Center. Thrive City will also be a community gathering space, providing a slate of year-round health and wellness programming, including Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets and ice skating.
The initial set of restaurants and retailers include High-Energy Food Hall, a development by award-winning chef Michael Mina; b8ta, a software-powered retailer that creates interactive shopping experiences; and restaurants Belly & Sweet Belly, Dumpling Time, Gott’s Roadside and Nachoria.
Mission Bay Wine Bar has also been confirmed amongst the first openings, with arena naming rights partner, banking group Chase, to open a full-service branch. Thrive City will also include a 10,000 square foot store for the Warriors.
Specific dates for each retailer and restaurant grand opening will occur throughout the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. When completed, Thrive City will feature over 100,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space. Over the coming months, Chase Center will unveil additional restaurants and retail that will make up Thrive City.
“The first year of Chase Center is going to be an exciting year of discovery,” said Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts. “From dining, shopping and entertainment, we’re looking forward to rolling out dozens of new restaurants and retail locations at Thrive City with some of the best local chefs, restaurants and shopping experiences.
“When our fans come to Chase Center and Thrive City, every month they’ll see a new restaurant or retail shop open and this initial line-up of restaurants and retailers is a glimpse into some of the incredible options for our fans and guests.”
The Warriors’ new 18,064-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena is due to open with a Metallica concert on September 6 before the Warriors play their first pre-season game at the venue against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 5.
Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente last week stepped up its backing of the Warriors by agreeing a naming rights deal for Thrive City.