Sudberry Properties announced plans Monday to break ground on Breakwater Town Center, a project that has been in the works for six years. The first phase will include 33,000 square feet of retail shopping and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2017.
The center at Palm Avenue and 9th Street will feature coastal contemporary architecture with such details as a stylized lifeguard tower and outdoor gathering spaces.
“The groundbreaking of Breakwater Town Center is an important chapter in the transformation of Imperial Beach,” said Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina. “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.”
Colton Sudberry, president of Sudberry Properties, said the center will ultimately encompass 45,000 square feet of retail space along a three-block stretch of Palm Avenue.
“We are delighted to finally start construction on this pivotal site in the heart of Imperial Beach,” said Sudberry. “As anyone who has followed the entitlement process knows, the project suffered a major setback in 2009 when the State of California eliminated local redevelopment agencies. If it wasn’t for the tireless and heroic efforts of past and present city staff and elected officials, this project would still be on hold.”
Grocery Outlet, which as more than 235 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington, will be the anchor tenant. It will be the family-owned company’s 12th store in the San Diego Area.
Sudberry listed Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s, T-Mobile, Baskin Robbins, Chipotle, Five Guys and Wing Stop among the stores considering locating in the new center.
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