News release

Macy’s expands in San Diego area with small-format store

JLL secures lease at Santee Trolley Square in Santee, California

September 07, 2023

Jessica Wozniak

Agency Leasing and Markets PR
+1 312 523 9994

SAN DIEGO, September 7, 2023 –– Confirming the continued evolution of retail, JLL announced today that Macy’s has signed a 30,000-square-foot lease for a small-format store at Santee Trolley Square located at 9918 Mission Gorge Road in Santee, California. Macy’s small format stores are designed to deliver a seamless experience with well-known market brands, Macy’s private brands, convenient services, local events and the latest trends, all within an easy-to-shop environment. The new store is scheduled to open in November 2023.

"We are thrilled to introduce Macy's latest small-format store to Santee Trolley Square, perfectly timed for the upcoming 2023 Holiday Season," stated Zach Blatteis, Director of Real Estate for Kimco Realty in San Diego. "This represents a significant victory for the center and community, as we proudly unveil this innovative concept store from an iconic American brand, tailored to the tastes and preferences of our modern-day shoppers."

JLL’s Brian Quinn and Bryan Cunningham secured this lease on behalf of the landlord, Kimco Realty Corporation. Dave Hagglund and Andrew Roth of CBRE represented Macy’s.

“We continue to see progressive retailers like Macy’s expand with different formats to meet the demand of today’s consumer,” said Brian Quinn, JLL Senior Vice President. “Macy’s was attracted to the strong tenant mix at Santee Trolley Square.”

Cunningham went on to say “Santee Trolley Square is the dominant retail center in the area with strong demographics and an excellent tenant line-up. Overall, the San Diego retail market remains strong with limited inventory leading to strong tenant demand and stable rents.”

Santee Trolley Square is a 440,000 square foot power center located on 44.5 acres. It is ideally located just north of Interstate 8 and SR-52 freeways and is integrated with the east line of the San Diego MTS Trolley system, which connects to El Cajon, La Mesa and San Diego. Santee Trolley Square is curated with mix of everyday needs and specialty retailers and restaurants including Target, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Five Below, Sephora, Barnes & Noble, Phil’s BBQ and, Luna Grill..

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