Independent Retailers Important to the Mix
Independent retailers can be a rare commodity at retail properties, but Vestar VP acquisitions and development Jeff Axtell tell us that independents are important to the 1M SF District at Tustin Legacy. (The time is right to open our magic supply store.) Recently Union Market Tustin inked a lease for 22k SF at the property--in a former Borders store--and starting next year will offer a marketplace of independent food, fashion, and lifestyle businesses. "It's important for us to have independent retailers at the District because it complements our existing tenants, creating the variety that the market demands," Jeff says. "By giving shoppers variety unavailable at the competing projects nearby, it entices them to come to the District for a different experience."