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Watt Properties finishes $20 million redevelopment of Edinger Plaza in Huntington Beach

The remodeled shopping mall is the new home of a Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack and Starbucks

by Gabriel CortésPublished: November 27, 2012 11:45 AM

Watt Properties has completed its $20 million renovation of the Edinger Plaza shopping mall in Huntington Beach. The project included facelifts to storefronts and facades and structural expansions to existing properties. With construction complete, the retail plaza has welcomed three new tenants to the complex: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack and Starbucks.

In order accommodate the new stores, several vacant buildings at the mall underwent sizeable structural changes. The property slated to house Dick’s Sporting Goods was doubled in size while the building for Nordstrom Rack received seismic upgrades, a new roof, and upgraded electrical service. A drive-thru style Starbucks also set up shop in the center.

Existing anchors and tenants like Michaels, PetSmart and Citibank received various cosmetic upgrades to their exteriors, and landscape improvements were made across the various properties.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of the redevelopment at Edinger Plaza,” said Nadine Watt, President of Watt Companies. “We appreciate the partnership with the City of Huntington Beach on this project as they played an integral role in its success.”

The Rack celebrated its grand-opening on Sept. 27, and Dick’s opened its doors a few days later on Oct. 5.

This is the second major renovation that Watt Properties has completed on one of its Orange County properties in the past two years. Last August, the company finished a similar $6 million renovation to its Alicia Towne Plaza in Aliso Viejo. That project took 19 months to complete and refurbished an existing retail space to accommodate a new LA Fitness.

In total, Watt has seven similar retail properties across Orange County and over 20 more across the Southland. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica.


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