San Diego Business Journal

Residential Influx Is Among Factors Boosting Downtown Retail

RETAIL: UC Presence, Whole Foods Arrival Should Spur More Projects By Lou Hirsh Originally published March 9, 2017 at 3:14 p.m., updated March 9, 2017 at 3:14 p.m.
   

A new Ritz Carlton hotel, part of a larger mixed-use office development that will also include the upscale grocer Whole Foods Market, is planned for East Village. Rendering of Carrier Johnson + Culture

A new Ritz Carlton hotel, part of a larger mixed-use office development that will also include the upscale grocer Whole Foods Market, is planned for East Village. Rendering of Carrier Johnson + Culture

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Westfield Horton Plaza, downtown’s only regional mall, took a major hit when Nordstrom moved out last year.

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Punch Bowl Social, a family-oriented, 20,000-square-foot dining and entertainment venue that will be located in the mixed-use Makers Quarter, is a sign that tenants are focused on serving the daily entertainment and social needs of incoming residents. Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social

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Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social

— With a few exceptions, downtown San Diego has hardly been a mecca for retailers over the past two decades...

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