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Department store Curacao, sporting goods retailer Dick’s, and fitness chain Gold’s Gym, are planning new outposts in the San Fernando Valley. All three companies have secured space in the Northridge Fashion Center, according to leasing data obtained Tuesday by What Now Los Angeles (WNLA). Curacao and Gold’s are expected to take possession of their tenant spaces in November whereas Dick’s did so in August, the commercial real estate data indicates.
It’s unclear where specifically Curacao and Dick’s will be housed in the Brookfield Properties mall, but each retailer is listed as taking 35,000 square feet. Market Watch last year published a report with a small mention that Gold’s Gym would be taking residence in a portion of the now-shuttered Sears space. With nearly 270,000 square feet of space, it’s likely that both Curacao and Dick’s will share the Sears building with Gold’s, while still leaving quite a bit of square footage behind. Outfront, Sears’ former Auto Center, which sits in the parking lot of the shuttered department store, is planned to be a Porto’s Bakery. Reps for each company on Tuesday were not immediately available to comment on the incoming stores when reached via telephone by WNLA and a spokesperson for Brookfield Properties as of this publication is working on confirming the details.
Northridge Fashion Center, which has been closed on-and-off-again since March to slow the spread of COVID-19, is reopening Wednesday, Oct. 7, the spokesperson said. Those details are also forthcoming. Malls and other indoor Los Angeles County businesses were greenlit to reopen mid-week by government officials with a few restrictions still in place: limited to 25 percent capacity and food courts, common areas are to remain closed.