Long Beach has a slew of new shops and restaurants coming its way this fall — including the likes of Urban Outfitters, Shake Shack and Sephora — when the 11-acre 2nd & PCH project opens its doors.
On Monday, May 20, CenterCal Properties, the firm behind the new development, announced 19 tenants that will join the waterfront site. Barret Bradley, developer CenterCal's representative, said a 2nd & PCH grand opening is slated for the end of October.
The development will include a Chase Bank, HSBC Bank and AT&T store, according to the announcement. Retail shops will include Urban Outfitters, Free People and Linne’s Boutique.
Along with a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and Cafe, which CenterCal previously announced as the development’s flagship business, seven new dining options will also open there:
Long Beach’s first Shake Shack; The Bungalow, a restaurant and cocktail lounge; Hungry Angelina, a vegan cafe; Tocaya Organica, a Mexican restaurant; Mixt Greens, a salad, sandwich and grain bowl joint; Ola Mexican Kitchen, which specializes in upscale Mexican comfort food; and Caffee Luxxe, a coffee shop.
New tenants also included companies that focus on wellness and beauty. Those brands are Barry’s Bootcamp, a cardio and strength-training studio; Long Beach’s own Hawt Yoga; Motion Stretch Studio, which offers customized stretch treatments; Sephora, the high-end cosmetic brand; Holly and Hudson Nail Lounge, a manicure and pedicure spa; and The Solution, a hydration and infusion spa.
"We have carefully curated the merchandising mix for 2nd & PCH to provide a special place that our guests will come to more than once in any given day," Bradley said. "At 2nd & PCH, you can get your morning coffee at Caffe Luxxe, do your grocery shopping at Whole Foods, grab a quick lunch at Tocaya, hit Barry’s Bootcamp for an intense evening workout after work, and then have a date night (with a bottle of wine) at Hungry Angelina.
"We are focused on giving our guests reasons to keep coming back, and we feel like the varying uses complement each other well."
Construction and leasing is proceeding at light speed compared with the torturous path to developing the property.
It had been home for a large hotel, most recently the SeaPort Marina Hotel, for decades. The Lin family, operating as Takisun Inc., bought the hotel in the 1990s and started exploring redevelopment shortly after that. After two lengthy attempts at a mixed use development failed, the CenterCal partnership formed and an all-commercial concept fitting within current zoning laws was approved.
One area that remains controversial is Marina Drive. The city is preparing a "complete streets" project there that includes a road diet, bicycle lanes and parking, but has been fighting for nearly a year with activists saying palm trees should not be moved — or touched during nesting season, which stretches until Sept. 1. While the state Coastal Commission has approved the road project, the fight reportedly has moved to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Grunion Executive Editor Harry Saltzgaver contributed to this report.