Wave of Grand Openings and an Expansion at Mercado del Barrio This Winter

Shea Properties Announces Mariscos el Pulpo Now Open, MishMash and The Gear Group Coming Soon.

San Diego, CA, January 13, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Mercado del Barrio, a mixed-use center located under the Coronado Bridge in the heart of Barrio Logan, recently announced a wave of grand openings and a tenant expansion.

Mariscos el Pulpo, a popular downtown San Diego seafood restaurant, celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at the Mercado on January 10. Mariscos serves innovative, fresh dishes, including oysters, tacos, ceviche, tostadas and more in a fun and casual setting. “It’s nice to add a full-service dining option to the center,” says Kiril McKee, senior vice president of retail leasing for Shea Properties. “They’ve been a part of the San Diego culinary scene for some time now, and we couldn’t be more excited for this grand opening.”

Also opening in the first quarter of 2016 is MishMash, a gourmet street-food truck and catering company with its first brick-and-mortar location. The Gear Group, a one stop shop that carries a diverse range of tactical equipment and caters to the demand of the local service population.

Finally, Fathom Crossfit will be nearly doubling the size of its successful current location at Mercado del Barrio to a 6,111 SF fitness studio in mid-January. The strength and conditioning program is designed to help people gain a broad understanding of general fitness through a mix of aerobics, muscle training, gymnastics and weight lifting and has been extremely popular since its opening in fall 2013.

“The center is really starting to fill out with a great mix of tenants,” says McKee. “And with the influx of traffic from the adjacent community college and nearby trolley station, business has been booming for our existing tenants as well.”

Anchored by a 36,000-square-foot Northgate Market, one of the nation’s leading Hispanic markets selling day-to-day grocery items and prepared foods, Mercado del Barrio also includes Little Caesars, T-Mobile, Asia Wok, Fade Factory, Iron Fist Brewing Company, National Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Sally Beauty and Tocumbo Ice Cream & Tortas.

Located just under the Coronado Bay Bridge and adjacent to the historic Chicano Park, Mercado del Barrio is one block south of Interstate 5 and one block north of the Barrio Logan trolley stop. The area also recently welcomed the César Chávez campus of the San Diego Community College District. The new continuing education campus is now open and accommodates 4,000 students and staff.

For more information on Mercado del Barrio, visit sheaproperties.com.

About Shea Properties
Shea Properties, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, is a diversified real estate company responsible for the acquisition, design, development, construction and management of business parks, shopping centers, apartment communities and mixed-use environments. Since beginning operations in 1969, annual revenues have grown steadily to more than $250 million, while the overall value of the portfolio has grown to more than $3.2 billion. Shea Properties owns and operates approximately 7,500 apartment units and 5 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space in California and Colorado. Currently, Shea Properties has nearly $1.3 billion in development projects underway.
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