It’s All Happening at Riverwalk

May 12, 2023

For many families who call Riverstone home, the next-door Riverwalk retail destination continues to be an everyday go-to for new experiences and greater convenience. Situated within walking distance of Riverstone’s new-home neighborhoods, Riverwalk offers an exciting array of dining choices and ultra-convenient grocery options on Highway 41 and Avenue 12.

Offering a quick-serve market and a variety of fast casual dining options, the first phase of the Riverwalk retail destination brings everyday convenience and great food close to home.
Featuring a contemporary-agrarian design aesthetic accented by creative landscaping and water features, Riverwalk is planned to include restaurants, retail stores, offices, a movie theater and more.

For those craving Mexican, the go-to is Papi’s Mex Grill, which was recently nominated for the Best of Central California People’s Choice award. Serving authentic and delicious cuisine in the Valley for nearly a decade, Papi’s focuses on grilled Mexican dishes such as fajitas, seafood specialties and tacos—and its current lineup of delicious specials includes Queso Fundito and Shrimp Burrito Bowls.

Papi’s is also well known for its amazing margaritas with all-day happy hours on Sundays and Mondays—and happy hours from 3pm to 6:30pm on the other days of the week. Papi’s also serves weekend brunches from 9am to 2pm, with its Sunday brunch overlapping with its all-day happy hour, which is an especially great time to visit.

For Riverstone families in a pizza-at-home mood, the hands-down favorite is Riverwalk’s Me-n-Ed’s Pizza. The popular restaurant offers delivery and take-out, making it very easy for residents to enjoy Me-n-Ed’s delicious, award-winning, California-style brick-oven-baked pizza in the comfort of their own homes.

Right next door is Blast & Brew at Riverwalk, an American eatery and tap house known for its innovative comfort food including epic burgers, and a wide selection of self-pour taps serving a variety of local and regional craft beers and wines. The eatery is also known for its intimate full-service bar inviting you to a fun and dynamic atmosphere.

Grabbing a morning brew is easy at Riverwalk’s Dutch Bros. Coffee, a much-loved brand serving specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes and teas—and freshness is always convenient at Riverwalk’s Fresh Fill. The modern market offers fresh, health-conscious food, and snack and beverage options in a fast and convenient manner. In addition, Fresh Fill’s in-store Juice It Up! raw juice bar serves a variety of its popular smoothies, its nutrient-packed bowls and its many raw juice options—all made with fresh ingredients and superfruits designed to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Yet, the most exciting things about Riverwalk are planned for its future. As construction continues, the lifestyle retail destination is anticipated to offer a live-work-shop-play dynamic unique to the North Fresno area—spanning 50 acres and more than one million square feet of commercial, Class-A office and retail space. Between Riverwalk’s new office buildings to the south and its retail offerings on the north, an outdoor-centric area similar to San Jose’s Santana Row is envisioned featuring a river-like water element running through the heart of the project—and flanked by retailer kiosks, unique design elements and shaded spaces to sit and relax.

“The best of Riverwalk is still to come,” said Riverstone’s Tim Jones. “We’re envisioning a lively retail destination open to sunshine and fresh air where people of all ages will be able to Celebrate Life—Walk the River.”

Riverwalk’s future plans include Riley’s Brewing Company, which is planned to be located near the already-constructed portion of Riverwalk on the southwest corner of Business 41 and Root Creek Parkway. A unique, two-story design concept is envisioned for the new restaurant and brewing facility, which will be a beautiful new showcase for Riley’s well-loved offering of truly distinctive food, brews, spirits and specialty beverages.

For those interested in making Riverwalk their new backyard, a very limited collection of above-retail condominiums will soon be offered, giving people the chance to enjoy a truly unique lifestyle within an engaging urban setting. More details on this one-of-a-kind Riverwalk ownership opportunity are anticipated to be announced later in the year.

Situated in the heart of the region’s path of growth, Riverstone—when complete—will total approximately 6,578 single-family, attached and multi-family homes. Coming soon is the one-million-square-foot Riverwalk mixed-use lifestyle retail destination. Amenities at Riverstone include walkable neighborhoods, parks and open space, a dog park, a sustainable water supply and The Lodge community clubhouse with resort-style swimming pools, a trainer-designed fitness center, demonstration kitchen, Gear Barn, outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, and ongoing monthly activities such as self-defense classes, book clubs, arts and crafts, specialty meal cooking classes and more.

For more information about the new-home community of Riverstone and its collections of new homes from Bonadelle Neighborhoods, Crown Homes, Lennar, Wathen Castanos Homes, Wilson Homes, Woodside Homes—as well as Granville Homes coming soon—homebuyers are encouraged to tour the builders’ Model Homes or visit the community’s website at and add their name to the Interest List.


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