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Breakwater Town Center is Hoping for June/July for Opening

Nov 09, 2016 04:21PM ● By Paul Spear

The Breakwater Town Center Being Developed between 7th & 9th and Palm Avenue is  Looking at June/July for Soft Opening

If all things go according to schedule, and very often they don't due to weather and regulations Sudberry Properties is hoping to have a soft opening for the East end of the Breakwater Town Center in the 2017 June/July time frame.

Tenants would include , Grocery Outlet, which is opening a new concept store as well as Chipotle, T-Mobile, Five Guys, Jersey Mike's, Baskin-Robbins, Starbucks  and Wingstop as the businesses they hope to have open at that time in the soft opening.

Designed as the ‘Gateway to Imperial Beach and Coronado,’ the 45,000-square-foot center will feature a grocery store, restaurants and retailers in playful ‘beach modern’ environment with welcoming gathering spaces

Ground breaking took place in April of 2016 and construction started a few months later. 

Sudberry Properties, which is developing the 45,000-square-foot shopping center on Palm Avenue (SR 75) at 9th Street. Breakwater Town Center, which has been in the planning stages for about six years, is a public/private partnership with the City of Imperial Beach. The prominent 4.75-acre site extends over a three-block area on Palm Avenue.

The first phase, including approximately 33,000 square feet of retail shopping was expected to be completed in the second half of 2017 and includes the shops mentioned above unless things have changed. Remember that June/July is a aggressive date for a soft opening.

Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina said, “The groundbreaking of Breakwater Town Center is an important chapter in the transformation of Imperial Beach.  Sudberry Properties is bringing an exciting mix of national and local retailers to the community that will bring a new dimension to IB and serve the community well. The town center is sure to become an important community hub that will foster pride and camaraderie,” he added.

“I am also happy to announce that Grocery Outlet, a full-service national grocery store that sells brand-name quality products at substantial savings will be the anchor tenant in the first phase,” said Sudberry, noting that the store will feature Grocery Outlet’s NOSH department, showcasing Natural, Organic, Specialty and Healthy foods.

Grocery Outlet, which as more than 235 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, will offer trusted brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, Tide, Tyson, Amy’s Kitchen, Naked Juice and many more.

“We are excited to expand our San Diego County Grocery Outlet family with this new store in Imperial Beach,” said MacGregor Read, Co-CEO of Grocery Outlet. “My grandfather started this business nearly 70 years ago. As a family-run business, we’re proud to say our values are reflected in each of our stores. From supporting Little League teams to donating food to those in need, our local owners share our commitment to making a lasting impact, and we know that will be the case here.” 

Read noted that this is Grocery Outlet’s 12th store in San Diego County. Other locations include Point Loma, Poway and Downtown San Diego.

Sudberry added that there is an exciting array of restaurants and retailers that are interested in locating in Breakwater Town Center, including Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s, T-Mobile, Baskin Robbins, Chipotle, Five Guys, and Wing Stop, among others. 

We will keep you posted as there are updates as Phase 2 is up in the air due to not being able to find a retail tenant acceptable to the City of Imperial Beach and Sudberry Properties.

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Paul Spear, Dig Imperial Beach


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