After announcing that they expect to be open by fall of next year, the operators behind the 11-acre retail complex at the southeast corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street have announced their first set of tenants.
CenterCal Properties will have around 60 tenants when complete but for now has confirmed, outside its anchor Whole Foods store, seven new tenants, including two restaurants, two women’s clothing stores, two salon/spa spaces, and a fitness studio.
- Ola Mexican Kitchen: Of the two food listings, this one is perhaps the least thrilling, having just opened a much-hyped but less-than-thrilling flagship in Huntington Beach. When you have an overtly high-priced three-taco plate in the land of Great Mexican Cuisine—in the same county as that of Taco Maria—it better be respectable. However, Ola is mostly synonymous with, “No.”
- Tocaya Organica: The L.A.-based fast-casual spot is a definitive upgrade from Ola, offering vegan Mexican food that—while nowhere near the quality of Seabirds Kitchen or Under the Sun—is decent, accessible, and brightly plated. This will be their first location between San Diego and L.A.
- Free People: The self-described “boho” women’s clothing store has a hefty set of existing boutiques ranging from Torrance to Costa Mesa. Who do they cater to? Well, here’s how founder Meg Hayne describes it: “This is who we want to reach: A 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic.”
- Linne’s Boutique: One of Seal Beach’s anchor shops along Main Street, this tiny shop will open its second location that will offer everything from silk komono cardigans to plaid dresses to floral rompers.
- Holly & Hudson: This Newport Beach nail spa is quickly expanding, having opened a second location in Huntington Beach and a soon-to-open location in Manhattan Beach. Basically, ladies or gents alike can go in, have a few cocktails, and give their hands a Treat Yo Self day.
- Cotton Blow Dry Bar: This Huntington Beach-based salon is, well, a salon that specializes in Brazilian blow-outs.
- Motion Stretch Studio: This national fitness studio—with existing locations in Austin, Boston, and Atlanta before they expand into the San Diego and Long Beach markets—focuses on stretching to “increase flexibility, improve range of motion, and even boost your immunity,” according to their marketing collateral.
Twelve other leases should be finalized and announced in the next 30 to 45 days, according to the Long Beach Business Journal.