After announcing that they expect to be open by fall of this year, operators behind the 11-acre retail complex at the southeast corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street have confirmed that lifestyle outlet Urban Outfitters and make-up giant Sephora have joined their roster of tenants.
CenterCal Properties, the owner of the Alamitos Bay retail complex, will have around 60 tenants when it’s complete, but for now has confirmed the following in addition to Urban Outfitters and Sephora:
- Whole Foods: The grocery chain will be the developments anchor tenant, taking over one of the largest spaces at the very corner of the project at Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway.
- Shake Shack: Starting off as a self-proclaimed “roadside burger stand” in Madison Square Park in New York City—it’s easy to forgive them for Columbus-ing In-N-Out’s long-standing tradition and attempting to appropriate In-N-Out some 60 years after it first opened Baldwin Park—it wasn’t until 2004 that Shake Shack moved from a summertime-only stand to full-fledged restaurant chain.
- The Bungalow: Michelin Star-awarded Chef Michael Mina will take over a small-but-mighty menu at the first Long Beach location of The Bungalow, which has two existing locations, one in Santa Monica and another in Huntington Beach. Born in Egypt, Mina earned his first Michelin star for his eponymous restaurant in San Francisco and has, at least in the bay, created a name synonymous with the city’s food scene.
- Hungry Angelina: After opening a massive 4,500-square-foot flagship store on the ground floor of the Etsy headquarters, vegan restaurant Hungry Angelina—the brainchild of Chef Michael Kenney—will open its second location in New York and its first California location here in Long Beach.
- Mixt Greens: This San Francisco-based mini-chain advertises its “eco-gourmet” menu that serves up environmentally-sound meals despite having been acquired by the world’s largest beverage and food company, Nestlé.
- Ola Mexican Kitchen: Of the food listings, this one is perhaps the least thrilling, having just opened a much-hyped but less-than-stellar flagship in Huntington Beach. When you’re charging $17 for a three-taco plate, it better be spectacular a la Costa Mesa’s Taco Maria but Ola is mostly synonymous with, “Meh.”
- 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.
- Caffee Luxxe: With three Los Angeles area locations—one in Brentwood, one in Santa Monica and another in Malibu—this local shop was one of the first to bring third-wave coffee into the Los Angeles scene (though long after Lord Windsor and Rose Park in Long Beach began the trend here).
- 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.
- Barry’s Bootcamp: With locations ranging from Venice Beach to Irvine, this popular bootcamp-style workout joint brags about burning 1,000 calories in single sessions with its instructors.
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