Southridge Centre is a strip center located on South 9th Street across from Kirkwood Mall. Southridge is anchored by Barnes & Noble, who opened when the center expanded to accommodate the store in 1997.
Southridge was developed as a 10-to-15 unit shopping center with 32,000 square feet in 1993. Edward Shafer – former president of Gold Seal and later Governor of North Dakota – was a primary investor in the project, along with Joe Ibach and local developer Bill Daniel.
The first tenants announced, in 1990, included Corwin Churchill Appliance, Big Sky Athletics, Cost Cutters, and TCBY Yogurt. None of these tenants remain at the center, nor have been confirmed to have ever opened there.
Other early tenants included Color Tile and Carpeting, Beauty Mark and Secret Moments, and Jesperson Orthodontic Clinic.
In 1995, long-time tenant Rainbow Shop relocated from Kirkwood Mall into Southridge.
Southrige expanded 22,000 square feet to its south beginning in 1996, with Barnes & Noble taking 20,000 square feet of the new space when it became established as an anchor the following year. The store also housed Bismarck’s first Starbucks.