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It's been a while since we last heard from Pacific City, that massive oceanfront retail/resto/residential destination that's set to open in Huntington Beach this year. Originally expected to arrive this summer, we're told the 11-acre lifestyle hub is now slated to debut in early November.
Per development company DJM Capital Partners, the beachside center's directory is also scoring a mix of big-name and indie retailers. H&M will open a 14,166-square-foot store offering women's, men's and children's merch, while Sephora's 5,000-square-foot boutique will serve beauty buffs. Local apparel options include OC-based kids shop Smoking Birds, menswear retailer Tankfarm, and bohemian boutique Irene's Story. As far as fitness, Equinox is opening a 30,000-square-foot space that will house its state-of-the-art fitness equipment, classes, and wellness services (with a view!)
Interior decor offerings include vintage and reclaimed furniture shop Heirlooms & Hardware, fine art gallery Ocean Blue Art and Design, furniture and gift shop The Plantation, and home and garden boutique Petals & Pop.
In addition to welcoming luxe SaMo lounge The Bungalow, other dining options include Lemonade, Old Crow Smokehouse, Burnt Crumbs, Hans' Homemade Ice Cream, Ola Mexica Cuisine, PopBar, Saint Marc, Simmzy's, and Ways and Means Oyster House. Yup, this is definitely the year of major megacenter openings.