“Retail that can be replaced by the Internet is suffering. We’re trying to give an experience with great architecture, places to hang out and good people,” Regency Centers’ John Mehigan told the Orange County Register last week. That means food and beverage concepts, and lots of them.
Stater Bros. will be the grocery anchor for the Village at Tustin Legacy in Irvine, California, coming in with a store twice the size of its other supermarket in the area. Prepared foods will account for much of the extra space, including sushi, Texas-style ribs, and salmon made in-store.
Other food and beverage brands committed to the 250,000-sq.-ft. center include Chipotle, Dunkin Donuts, Ahipoki Bowl, Pizza Press, Yogurtland, and Board & Brew.
Regency also announced a strong culinary lineup for its Market at Springwoods Village outside of Houston. It includes Jinya Ramen Bar, Zoe’s Kitchen, Tarka Indian Kitchen, and Chick-Fil-A.