There may not be searchlights or a red carpet, but a major premiere will take place next week in Grandview Heights.

There may not be searchlights or a red carpet, but a major premiere will take place next week in Grandview Heights.

Nationwide Realty Investors, in partnership with the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce, will hold a community open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Grandview Yard development.

The open house will allow visitors to get a first look at the Yard's first phase.

"We're delighted to be opening the first phase of Grandview Yard and we wanted to share this with the community by holding the open house," said Tina Guegold, NRI vice president for marketing.

"Every day it gets closer and closer and it's really exciting for all of us," she said.

The event will begin shortly after 6 p.m. with a presentation by NRI president and COO Brian Ellis, Guegold said.

"He will introduce the project, talk about what's involved in the first phase and the vision of what comes next," she said.

"After that, people will be free to tour the site on their own," Guegold said.

The first phase includes a three-story, 92,000-square-foot office building anchored by M+A Architects on the third floor and Jason's Deli on the first floor.

The development's first components also include a two-story, 42,000 square-foot Urban Active Fitness center, a six-story Hyatt Place Hotel with 126 guest rooms and a 509-space parking garage.

Both Urban Active and the Hyatt Place Hotel will open on Sept. 1, Guegold said. Although Jason's Deli will not be open until Sept. 13, visitors to the open house will be able to tour the restaurant, she said.

Visitors will also be able to visit some of the office space, Guegold said. M+A Architects is scheduled to move into the building by the end of September.

"I think everyone is curious and excited about Grandview Yard," Mayor Ray DeGraw said. "This is an opportunity for people to get in and get to see what they've done down there.

"It's an exciting time for the city," he said.

"When you think back to when they introduced this project, it's hard to believe the first phase is ready to open," said Michelle Wilson, executive director of the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce.

"I grew up here and for so long that was the location of the Big Bear warehouse," she said. "The idea that anything like Grandview Yard could come to Grandview and in that location was unimaginable. Yet here it is.

"It's just so exciting," Wilson said.

The development will help attract new businesses to Grandview and highlight the city's proximity to the freeways, downtown and Ohio State, she said.

With the Yard's first phase opening, "it should be easier to market the city," DeGraw said. "It will help for people to see this high quality development."