HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA-The Los Angeles-based J.H. Snyder Co. has kicked off the $170 million renovation of the 40-year-old Huntington Beach Mall, which will be converted from an enclosed center to an open air venue and has been renamed Bella Terra.The project, which occupies 63 acres immediately adjacent to the 405 freeway, will comprise 800,000 sf and will include 71 shops and restaurants in an Italian village setting with a 20-screen Century Theatres multiplex and a small outdoor amphitheatre for entertainment. The development is expected to be completed in spring 2005.Jerry Snyder, founding partner of J.H. Snyder Co., says the makeover is overdue because “Retail and lifestyle choices have changed dramatically since the mall opened in 1966.” The renovation and repositioning will incorporate some of the old structures and add new buildings to make connections between the existing anchor stores and the new theatres and restaurants. Bella Terra will be served by a six-story, 1,540-space parking structure in addition to surface parking. Design for Bella Terra, which means beautiful earth, will feature many traditional elements of Italian villages, such as cobblestone walkways and piazzas with bubbling fountains. The development is being designed by The Jerde Partnership, with project design and implementation by Perkowitz & Ruth. Several general contractors are engaged for this major construction effort including Bomel for the parking structure and Dolan Construction for the restaurant group.Stores that have signed up as tenants include Bed Bath and Beyond, REI, ULTA Cosmetics, Solitaire Diamonds, and T-Mobile in addition to Kohl’s, which opened in March 2003. Restaurants will include Kabuki, Daphne’s Greek Café, Pomodoro Cucina Italiana, Islands, California Pizza Kitchen, Johnny Rockets, La Salsa, Tacone, Tummy Stuffers, Ben & Jerry’s and Krispy Kreme. Existing tenants, open during the renovation, include Barnes & Noble, Circuit City, Staples, Burlington Coat Factory, Mervyn’s, Starbucks, See’s Candies, The General Store, Macaroni Grill and Bank of America. Overall, the center is 84% leased.The J.H. Snyder Co., in partnership with The Ezralow Co., is in charge of redesign and development, marketing and leasing for Bella Terra.

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