Juanita Tate Marketplace brings diverse food options to South L.A.

Los Angeles — Juanita Tate Marketplace is now open, bringing 77,096 sq. ft. of outdoor retail space with a full-service grocery to the highly underserved surrounding community. Located at 944 East Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles, the $21-million development is situated on a 6.5-acre site, which was formerly used as a scrap-metal plant.

Construction began in May 2013 and completed in April 2014. The center is owned by Regency Centers and was designed by Nadel.

“In these urban areas, walkability is key,” said Greg Palaski, principal and project director with Nadel, Inc. “This project provides a much needed retail center and offers jobs and diverse food options to the surrounding community.”

Developed by Regency Centers, in conjunction with Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, the center is comprised of four different buildings that include Northgate Market, which occupies a 42,500-sq.-ft. building, a 14,576-sq.-ft. CVS/pharmacy and two additional free-standing shop buildings totaling 20,000 sq. ft. with space for up to 12 small shops. Additional tenants include Chase Bank, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Panda Express, Starbucks, Wabu Grill Teriyaki House, Wing Stop and Yogurtland. The site will also include an educational community center run by CCSCLA.

“We spent a great deal of time working with Nadel to design a center that looks great and will function well long term,” said John Mehigan, regional officer and VP of investments with Regency Centers.

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