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:
JOS. A BANKS
FORTH & TOWNE
WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS
BATH & BODY WORKS
COLDWATER CREEK SPA
THE SHARPER IMAGE
MUSIC, BOOKS & ENTERTAINMENT AMC THEATRES
BARNES & NOBLE
Along with a food court, Otay Ranch will have a number of full service dining outlets:
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
KINGS FISH HOUSE
P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO
ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL
THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY