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Major Retail Projects Taking Shape Across Long Beach

Release Date: 2019-03-11

By Pierce Nahigyan

From Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to 61st Street and Atlantic Avenue, major retail centers are sprouting up from one end of Long Beach to the other.

Construction is ongoing at the corner of 2nd Street and PCH, where a 245,000-square-foot commercial complex is replacing the SeaPort Marina Hotel. A joint venture between property owner Raymond Lin and retail developer CenterCal Properties, the project includes two levels of retail and restaurants, a fitness club and a Whole Foods, which is relocating from the neighboring Marina Shopping Center. CenterCal representatives have previously told the Business Journal that the company hopes to strike a “village-walk atmosphere” within the outdoor mall.

“It’s kind of like a bomb of positivity that’s just going to explode and help everything around there,” Long Beach Deputy Director of Economic Development Sergio Ramirez said. “It’s going to bring new business to 2nd and PCH, but as a spillover, it’s going to benefit 2nd Street.”

Read more on the Long Beach Business Journal