Huntington Beach

Big changes for Bella Terra

THE NEW BELLA TERRA, as envisioned by developer DJM.

The retail landscape is changing across the United States and also in Huntington Beach. 

An array of new tenants and the end to the JC Penney/Burlington Coats building in the Bella Terra center in Huntington Beach are on the way.

According to DJM, a real estate developer, plans are in place to demolish the 149,000-square foot two-story Burlington building and an adjacent 33,000-square foot retail building.

The Burlington was originally a JC Penney department store in the old Huntington Center on the site. Penney, Broadway and Montgomery Ward anchored that mall on Edinger Avenue and Beach Boulevard when it opened in 1966.

Replacing those structures will be a low-rise building with 25,000-square feet of ground floor retail and restaurants beneath five stories of 300 residential dwelling units.

New tenants signed for the center are:

  • Philz Coffee  (set to open in July)
  • Fogo De Chao (set to open in August)
  • Jan’s Health Bar (opening this fall)
  • Snooze AM Eatery (opening this fall)
  • The Golf Bar, an indoor golf experience (opening this winter)
  • Sender One, an indoor rock climbing gym (opening in 2024.

Additionally, Puesto has re-opened as Marila’s Mexican restaurant.

3 replies »

  1. Does the 300 residential section apply to cities low income housing mandated by Gov Newsom?

  2. What is going to happen to the little pond where the Dusks and their duckling are now?

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