Mall owner General Growth Properties Inc. is in the process of refilling two slots recently vacated by retailers REI and Anthropologie at Chula Vista’s Otay Ranch Town Center.
An REI spokesman said the sporting goods retailer chose not renew its lease at the Chula Vista location, which closed on Jan. 19 after 10 years in operation. REI, also known as Recreational Equipment Inc., is headquartered in the Seattle area and has two remaining local stores in Kearny Mesa and Encinitas.
Clothing retailer Anthropologie, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters, has locations that remain in operation in Mission Valley, University Towne Center and Carlsbad. Its Chula Vista store, which like REI also opened in 2006, closed on Jan. 31.
Chicago-based General Growth Properties opened Otay Ranch Town Center at 2015 Birch Road in 2006. At that time, it was the county’s first new regional shopping center to debut in 20 years.
According to operators, the 850,000-square-foot mall is more than 90 percent occupied.