December 22, 2017
Westfield UTC shoppers are now taking advantage of the new shopping, lounging and eating facilities that have come to the San Diego area. These businesses include American Eagle, Johnny Was, MAC Cosmetics, Rodd & Gunn, Arhaus and Credo Beauty.
They can also take advantage of the landscaped open-air plazas and public areas, which is a symbol of the stay-play-and-eat ambiance the mall is trying to portray. The goal is to offer people a place to want to stay all day.
Apple is showing off its latest store format for the company's relocated venue to the UTC. True Food Kitchen, a farm-to-table eatery, will open at the UTC - its second location for the San Diego area.
The stores' openings are part of the area's second development phase. The $600 million mall is a gamble on the amenity-rich, brick-and-mortar property.
Of course, other stores and restaurants are set to move in later this year and 2018. For example, SoulCycle, a cycling studio, and Kendra Scott, a jewelry seller.
Nordstrom came in last month with its larger storefront that included broader offerings including Bazille, a full-service restaurant. In November 2012, the mall revealed the $180 million renovation that included a newly-designed food court and ArcLight Cinemas.