The Shoppes at Williams Pointe, a new 18,000-square foot upscale retail center, is scheduled to open in mid- to late June at 1352 East Hickman Road in Waukee.
Occupants of this new center will include Louie’s Wine Dive, The Draught House and Polished Nail Salon. Three additional businesses are currently in negotiations for space within the center as well, according to Darin Ferguson, founder of Ferguson Commercial Real Estate Services.
“We are very excited to open this new location,” said Corey Gonzalez, one of the owners of Louie’s Wine Dive. “It will have a new, but similar look to the other location (at 4040 University Avenue in Des Moines). We call it ‘Version 2.0.’ It will be bigger, and it will have a private dining room for special events like wedding rehearsal dinners. It will be quaint, cozy, comfortable and fun. It will have local food, strong value, high quality, and honest ingredients,” said Gonzalez. “And, we’ll open any bottle of wine for anyone who will drink two glasses.”
The Draught House will be similar to 1908 Draught House in Johnston and Buffy’s Draught House in West Des Moines – which means it will offer around 20 different beers on tap as well as outstanding food and service. (The full name of the Waukee location will be finalized soon.) All three locations are owned by Tom Baldwin Jr.
According to Ferguson, the center’s location on Hickman Road between SE Waco Place and SE Brick Drive, is very appealing for businesses because it offers the high traffic volume of Hickman Road – more than 23,000 vehicles per day, according to a 2012 study – as well as two full access points from SE Stone Ridge Drive. The upcoming addition of traffic signals at SE Waco Place, next to Stivers Ford, will also be beneficial.
“We are hopeful that these new options will encourage Waukee residents to enjoy a night out on the town closer to home,” said Ferguson.