Oxnard’s Carriage Square’s developers secured $17.2 million in financing and said a Lowe’s and several smaller retailers will open at the project
Santa Barbara’s downtown retail scene is trading its literary aspirations for bargain-priced fashion, signaling a possible new trend in State Street retail.
Off-price apparel stores Marshalls and H&M will replace book giants Borders and Barnes & Noble in downtown Santa Barbara, according to real estate insiders.
Camarillo was hit as hard as anywhere else by the recession, but a mix of high-end technology and manufacturing businesses and a retail sector buoyed by the largest outlet mall in California could bode a strong recovery. Some of the city’s struggles in retail real estate are turning into opportunities for tri-county businesses that couldn’t Read More →
Urban Developments is building an anchor for South Coast culture right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. The San Francisco-based development firm has grand plans to build a 23,000-square-foot public market and adjoining residential project at Chapala and Victoria streets, in the spot formerly occupied by a Vons grocery store. Urban Developments Principle Marge Read More →
National book retailer Borders is closing its downtown Santa Barbara store amid a nationwide wave of store closings. Jason Roy, the general manager of the 900 State St. location, told the Business Times on Nov. 16 that the store would be closing in January. “It’s sad that this Borders is leaving State Street,” said Roy, Read More →
Atascadero’s small-town days may be numbered. The city of 28,000 people has several large developments in the pipeline, including its $13 million Colony Square project, which would bring 14,000 square feet of retail space and 10 movie screens to the currently theater-less city. Plans for a 130,000-square-foot Wal-Mart are about halfway through the environmental review Read More →