Retail Follows Rooftops in San Bernardino County

by Katie Sloan

With a population of  2.1 million, San Bernardino County is upping its retail offerings to keep pace with its residential growth.

That growth includes more than 100,000 housing units planned for the region to meet the demands of young families and individuals seeking an affordable quality Southern California lifestyle. Housing activity is encouraging new retail such as High Desert Gateway West in Hesperia, as well as Rialto Marketplace and Rialto Renaissance in Rialto to name a few new developments.

Elisa Laurel, economic development coordinator for San Bernardino County, cites a number of food options that continue to expand into the region such as Dickey’s BBQ Pit, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Pieology. These are just a few of the tenants that are occupying these newly-built centers.

Retail renovations are also underway in the county. Montclair Plaza in Montclair has been rebranded as Montclair Place, which recently added 48,000 square feet of new tenants including a 17,500-square-foot live music and entertainment space. Ontario Mills is also set to receive a few new faces, including The Mug Shakes, Japanese fashion house MINOSO and interactive motion ride The Ride 7D.

Click the video above to hear more about the activity in San Bernardino County.

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