San Gabriel Retail Center Plans Transformative Redevelopment
Sunny Skies Terrace has launched the first phase of a transformative redevelopment of Focus Plaza in San Gabriel. The retail center will be rebranded as TAWA Gateway, a nod to 99 Ranch Market, the property’s anchor tenant since 1990.
“For more than 30 years, TAWA Gateway has welcomed visitors from around the world and created a ‘home away from home’ for generations of immigrants,” said Debbie Oung, marketing director, Sunny Skies Terrace. “Our approved planned repositioning of this beloved center is an exciting opportunity to establish TAWA Gateway as a retail and dining destination, but also allows us to make the necessary capital improvements to ensure that we continue serving the needs of new and existing tenants alike.”
Sunny Skies Terrace has retained Newmark to reposition the property. Howard Wong, senior managing director at Newmark, will lead the retail leasing efforts.
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