California Centers

SEP 2017

California Centers Magazine serves retailers, developers, shopping center owners, investment sales brokers and tenant representation firms throughout the state of California.

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22 California Centers Magazine | September 2017 C C ovations of Del Mar Highlands Town Center are complete, the project will be approximately 380,522 square feet. The center sits in an affluent, well-educated trade area. Approxi- mately 72 percent of residents have a college degree, and the average household income in the trade area is $170,000. "Even with that level of income, this is a casual customer," says Dona- hue. "They live at or near the beach, so they like that casual lifestyle." Donahue Schriber was instrumen- tal in bringing the food court concept into malls, first launching the effort at Glendale Galleria in 1976. Drawing its inspiration from El Nacional in Barcelona, Spain, The Skydeck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will be a restaurant collective redefining the way we eat, drink, relax, and gather with family and friends. The state- of-the-art facility brings the outside in with 25-foot-high window store- fronts, large roll-up glass doors, and a retractable roof highlighting the mild coastal climate North County is famous for. The Skydeck will feature a diverse mix of five to seven exciting and unique restaurants, each with its own dining area, as well as a lively and inviting common area that en- courages people to connect and stay awhile. "This Skydeck concept is specific to Del Mar Highlands Town Center. We are not going to roll this out across our portfolio," says Donahue. "Be- cause of the demographics, the office market, and our ability to extend the hours of operation at the center; we think we have something really spe- cial here." With the expansion and revitalized tenant mix, Donahue Schriber intends to move the needle of its sales from $750 per square foot to over $900 per square foot in the near future. "It's been a fantastic project, and it has been a lot of fun. We are excited to see the new space come to life," says Donahue. CC malls power centers entertainment centers lifestyle centers in-fi ll development mixed-use majors/minors shops pad development image renovations building re-purpose tenant improvements prototyping Drawing its influence from European food halls, The Skydeck at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will be a restaurant collective with 25-foot-high window storefronts and large roll-up glass doors.

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