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Ross Stores Takes More Than 1M SF at Wonderful Industrial Park in Shafter

Wonderful Real Estate signed a lease with Ross Stores, Inc. for 1,003,071 square feet of industrial space at Wonderful Industrial Park (WIP), a fully-entitled 1,625-acre distribution center in Shafter, CA.

Wonderful Real Estate Development’s Joe Vargas says, “[Ross has] enjoyed success here, as have other retailers, manufacturing and distribution companies because of the ready access to a dependable labor pool living within minutes of the park. Further, occupants of WIP have benefitted by having exceptionally large trailer and equipment parking space that has increased the efficiency of importing goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.”

Ross has occupied space at the Central Valley project since 2014, and currently owns a 1.7-million-square-foot distribution center near the new leased facility at 4100 Express Ave. The rail-served industrial development, which is entitled for 26 million square feet and currently has 7.6 million square feet built, is located 18 miles north of Bakersfield on CA-99.


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