Huntington Beach isn't OC's only coastal city that's sexying up its retail therapy options. DJM Capital, the same folks behind that massive Pacific City, has adopted Newport Beach's ailing Lido Marina Village as another one of their prettifying pet projects, and they've revealed to Racked exclusively that Downtown's very own Apolis is in talks to join the the pedestrian-friendly property's upgraded directory. If the deal goes through (fingers crossed!) this will be the Apolis team's third globally-conscious outpost in SoCal after their Common Gallery and concept shop Alchemy Works in DTLA's Arts District.
The developers tell us their goal for the 116,00-square-foot promenade is to "create a laid-back luxe vibe that is upscale without pretention." Under the knife as of this minute, the walkable waterfront property will be revitalized into an upscale shopping and dining hub with bricked exteriors, a sailboat pond (inspired by Paris' Jardin du Luxembourg, no less) and valet not just for cars, but for kayaks, paddle boards and electric boats, too. The major makeover will be a two-parter, with its first phase to finish early next year and the second in July of 2016. Stay tuned for more!
· Apolis [Official Site]
· A Peek Inside Downtown Art District's Apolis: Common Gallery [Racked]
· Luxe Retail Hub Pacific City Hitting Huntington Beach Next Year [Racked]