Valley Mall entrance photo

The entrance to the Valley Mall in Union Gap.

If you’ve visited the Valley Mall lately, you’ve likely noticed construction activity.

Most recently, Bath & Body Works reopened late last month after being closed for two weeks. The store was closed for a renovation to house The White Barn Shop, a sister brand. The White Barn Shop offers fragrances via products such as candles, room sprays and hand soaps.

Last month, Impressionz, a custom embroidery and engraving business, opened in the Valley Mall Plaza in a space between Mongolian Grill and Sally Beauty. The business previously operated out of a kiosk inside the mall.

Construction continues for several new businesses that will open in the coming months. They include Tillys, a clothing store; Spectrum, the retail store of the cable and wireless provider; and Fruit Zone, which will offer a variety of Mexican-style fruit cups and snacks.

Things to watch for

  • The Grocery Outlet

will open its new location in Selah on Thursday

. The grocery store, which is owned and operated by Chris and Aubree Cherry, is located in part of the former

  • Save-On-Foods store at 800 N. Park Center.
  • Two proposed eateries in Yakima are in the early stages of development according to the city of Yakima’s planning division. An application for a proposed restaurant at 3409 W. Nob Hill Blvd. is considered incomplete while city officials wait for an updated site plan from applicant David Kim. Meanwhile, Tessera LLC is expected to have a pre-application meeting for a proposed winery/brewery and restaurant at 815 S. 72nd Ave. Through this process, a property owner or developer can have a meeting with city planning staff and other local agencies prior to submitting a formal application.

Reach Mai Hoang at maihoang@yakimaherald.com or Twitter @maiphoang