Eastside Marketplace is a 150,000-square-foot shopping center on the east end of Moscow off the Troy Highway.
The 15-acre facility at 1420 S Blaine St., previously owned by Bennett Holdings, was recently purchased by Real Life on the Palouse, a non-denominational, service-oriented church which currently meets at the SEL Event Center in Pullman. The organization intends to create a new business entity to manage the Marketplace and renovate the event space into their Moscow campus where they will hold services.
Under the ownership of the Bennett family, Eastside Marketplace received a $2 million makeover in 1997 transforming the inside of the shopping center into a true marketplace complete with lampposts and umbrellas.
In 2006, the owners added a toddler play area to the center of the shopping center.
Along with the daily activity of business at Eastside Marketplace it’s also a place for a variety of programs, events and meetings.
Eastside Marketplace’s ownership and merchants host many annual family-oriented community programs including Home for the Holidays – where children can come play games and enjoy a free Christmas movie courtesy of Eastside Cinemas; Eggstravaganza – where young children can participate in an indoor egg hunt; and Trick–or–Treat, where children can pick up candy and win prizes
Courtesy of one of Eastside Marketplace’s tenants, First Step Internet, the shopping center is also an internet hotspot.
With the help of both the ownership and merchant mix at Eastside Marketplace, the shopping center is fast becoming a place to do business and spend quality time.