California Centers

MAY 2017

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16 California Centers Magazine | May 2017 C C borhoods to meet and get to know one another through our common language of food," says Gail Baugh, president of the Hayes Valley Neigh- borhood Association. "It's been a very long time since we've had such a place to gather. We can't wait for New Seasons to open." Though New Seasons Market didn't enter California until 2015, it had an idea of the type of consumer it would be attempting to woo. That's because like-minded natural grocer New Leaf Community Markets, which operates six stores along the Central Coast and East Bay regions, joined the company as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2013. New Leaf recently signed a lease for a 17,500-square-foot store that will an- chor Aptos Village, a mixed-use de- velopment in Santa Cruz County that will contain multifamily and office atop ground-floor retail components. The project will also preserve an on- site hotel and relocate the historic Hihn Apple Barn, which will under- go an adaptive reuse before debuting as the new market's home next year. A space that originally held produce in the 1890s will do so once again, although this time it will also offer made-to-order op- tions like a wok and ramen bar, as well as fresh-made juices and smoothies. As with New Sea- sons, Collie once again emphasized that New Leaf wasn't your average grocery store. Rath- er, it's a social scene. "As a neighbor- hood grocer, our fo- cus on great tasting, nutritious food and a variety of local, healthy products naturally bring peo- ple together," she asserted. "We are more than a grocery store — we're build- ing relationships to support the local food economy and build a sustainable food system. Our values are deeply aligned with the community here and we look forward to being a part of this neighborhood for many, many years." KEEPING THEM IN THE STORES New Seasons and New Leaf may Whole Foods has been remodeling some stores to create a better experience for shoppers. Chelsea Minor Director Lee & Associates Tim Connell Vice President Juicero SANTA BARBARA SAN LUIS OBISPO LOS OLIVOS Need to find an industry expert in INDUSTRIAL leasing, source nationwide RETAIL space, a MULTI-FAMILY investment specialist, lease local OFFICE or purchase a VINEYARD? Let one of our veteran brokers with local relationships, extensive market knowledge and a vested interest in your success help you meet your commercial real estate goals. RETAIL INDUSTRIAL OFFICE Find A Local Expert WINE COUNTRY MULTI- FAMILY 805.962.6700 LeeCentralCoast.com LOCAL EXPERTISE. NATIONAL REACH. WORLD CLASS.

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