Here are a few highlights of businesses, projects and initiatives growing economic development in Manteca.
Great Wolf Lodge Resort and Water Park - Fall 2020
The City is excited to announce the Great Wolf Lodge has reached a major milestone on its path to bringing the promise of 500 new jobs, waterslides, entertainment, dining options, and new tourist revenue to the City of Manteca. Having closed escrow last Friday on city owned property, Great Wolf Lodge is expected to break ground this week as one of the anchor businesses in the designated Family Entertainment Zone (FEZ) located adjacent to Big league Dreams and behind Costco. A ground breaking ceremony is expected to take place in September. More details will be provided at a later date.
Great Wolf Lodge is expected to open in the 2020 and this opening will be timed with the opening of a new McKinley Interchange exit off of HWY 120 and the extension of Daniels Street, taking it from just beyond Costco all the way to McKinley Avenue. The street extension will lead to the entrance of the Great Wolf Lodge. The new interchange, along with the Daniels Street extension, will help to ease projected traffic volume as new tourists begin to visit Manteca.
We are excited about the potential growth in economic development opportunities this partnership will bring to our City and we congratulate Great Wolf Lodge on this vital step in the process. Working together, we will usher in a howling good time for both our citizens and our local economy.
The Habit (Now Open!)
From the Manteca Bulletin:
The 2,852-square-foot Habit Burger Grill will be located at 1325 East Yosemite adjacent in Panera Bread. The building and site improvements are costing $1.25 million.
The Habit Burger Grill got its start in 1969 in Santa Barbara where it sold burgers and malts for 24 cents each. The Irvine-based firm is now pushing 200 locations. The closest to Manteca are in Modesto, Stockton, Turlock, Livermore, and Pleasanton.
From the Modesto Bee: A new Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant is coming to Manteca at the corner of East Yosemite Northwoods Avenue. Mike Haskey The Ledger-Enquirer
The restaurant would be located on the northeast corner of East Yosemite and Northwoods avenues, just off Highway 99 and next to a Best Western hotel. The existing Super Buffet Chinese restaurant will be torn down to make way for the 4,172-square-foot new structure.