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Otay Ranch Town Center: San Diego's Newest Shopping Experience

Hot fashion retailer H&M brings first San Diego location to Otay Ranch.

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Otay Ranch Town Center: San Diego's Newest Shopping Experience

Otay Ranch Town Center Main Street

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Local shoppers are chomping at the bit, because for the first time in some 20 years, a new regional shopping mall will be opening in San Diego County. And it makes its debut just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Newly opened in October 2006, Otay Ranch Town Center, located in the Eastlake area of Chula Vista, is a premier place to shop in San Diego, offering a vibrant open-air setting for people-watching and whiling away hours with friends, children and pets. Why? Because Otay Ranch isn't your typical mall monolith, anchored by giant department stores. Instead, it's a "lifetsyle center," with storefronts actually facing a "Main Street," a sort of mini downtown shopping district.

Retailers such as the newly opened H&M, Best Buy, Coach, Anthropologie, Macy's, Ann Taylor, Apple, Hollister and REI are among 150 retail shops that occupy the space. Dining includes at Cheesecake Factory and P. F. Chang's China Bistro. The outdoor environment is pedestrian friendly but with an urban street setting. Kids will keep busy at popper fountains and a Chalk Garden, there's even a 10,000 square foot Doggie Park, for those inclined to bring their pooches along while shopping.

Otay Ranch Town Center has four uniquely themed areas highlighting distinct California flavors: "Garden Court" is located on the west side of the center and will feature a popular mix of traditional retailers; in "Center Court," shoppers can enjoy the heart of Otay Ranch Town Center with its fashionable retailers, food pavilion, party space, fountains, chalk garden and a fireplace; the "Entertaiinment Court," located on the east side, will include a book store, first-class restaurants and a 12-screen AMC Theatre complex; and "Lifestyle Row," on the far west side of the center, will feature upscale lifestyle tenants.

Otay Ranch Town Center is located at Eastlake Pkwy At Olympic Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915. Click here to view a map.

    Among the retailers of Otay Ranch:
    H&M
    MACY'S
    BANANA REPUBLIC
    LUCKY BRAND
    STUDIO 12-20
    JOS. A BANKS
    ANN TAYLOR
    ANTHROPOLOGIE
    BEBE
    CHICO’S
    COLDWATER CREEK
    FORTH & TOWNE
    WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET
    HOLLISTER
    AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
    COACH
    BATH & BODY WORKS
    COLDWATER CREEK SPA
    APPLE
    THE SHARPER IMAGE
    GEPPETTOS
    MUSIC, BOOKS & ENTERTAINMENT AMC THEATRES
    BARNES & NOBLE
    REI

Along with a food court, Otay Ranch will have a number of full service dining outlets:

    CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
    CHILI’S
    KINGS FISH HOUSE
    LIVING ROOM
    PANERA
    P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO
    ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL
    THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY

Read my roundup of the Best Shopping Malls in San Diego.
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Read my roundup of the Best Big Box Centers in San Diego.

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