San Diego Business Journal

Oakley Eyewear Store, Seasons 52 Restaurant Debut at Westfield UTC

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sports eyewear retailer Oakley Stores and upscale restaurant chain Seasons 52 have opened new locations at Westfield UTC mall.

A spokeswoman for Foothill Ranch-based Oakley Inc. said the new San Diego location is the company’s second U.S. “concept store,” featuring a museum-type setting with a “customization bar” where visitors can customize sunglasses to their specific sport or lifestyle needs.

Oakley has more than 250 stores worldwide, selling eyewear, watches and other accessories.

Also now open at the Westfield Group mall is the previously announced Seasons 52, a concept of Florida-based Darden Restaurants featuring health-oriented seasonal menu items. The Westfield UTC location has a wrap-around patio, circular piano bar with live entertainment, and private dining spaces equipped with audiovisual equipment for business functions.

It is the first San Diego County location for Seasons 52, which currently operates 25 locations in 13 states. The company is expanding in Southern California, with two more openings planned in the Los Angeles area, according to a statement.

— SDBJ Staff Report