Tenants are quickly filling up St. Helens newest commercial mall.

Construction of the two-building Gable Road Market Place on the city's south end was completed at the end of September.

Since then, three businesses have opened their doors — Butterfly Life, a women's workout center; Starbucks, and Great Clips. Two others are scheduled to open in November — Entreé and Subway.

Gary Gilbert of Atlas Development of Portland, the mall's developer, said he expects the eight-store complex to be filled by early 2008.

"The whole process — from design to construction — has gone very smoothly. The response from the community has been fabulous and we've gotten excellent tenants," Gilbert said.

He estimated the cost of the construction project at "about $2 million."

"The project came in on time and on budget," he added.

Gable Road Market Place is located on Gable Road just off of U.S. 30 across from Wal-Mart.

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