Centercal Properties, LLC debuts opening of iconic waterfront destination reinventing retail & dining in Long Beach

On October 24, 2019 CenterCal Properties, LLC. and Taki Sun, Inc. officially open the doors to the stunning new waterfront shopping and culinary destination 2ND & PCH, just steps from the Long Beach Marina. 2ND & PCH brings an array of world-class options to Long Beach. The destination is the flagship Southern California property for the developer.

“We hand-selected an array of artists, vendors, and retailers who are unique to the City of Long Beach, place-making a destination that is accessible, approachable, and exciting. 2ND & PCH is a beacon for the future of retail,” says CenterCal President Jean Paul Wardy. “It’s an intersection of art, and design. We have left no design detail untouched. Every piece of this project is deeply personal and intentional, designed to be engrained in the community in the years to come.”

2ND & PCH brings a diverse selection of retailers, dining, wellness, fitness, services and more, that speak to an array of styles and tastes across Long Beach and its many visitors. This influx of businesses will create hundreds of new jobs, serving as not only a destination to bring the community together, but to assist in the City’s continuing development.

“2ND & PCH is so much more than a place to shop – it’s an anchor in the community, a destination for Long Beach and surrounding area residents, and a beacon of progress in our city,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “CenterCal has curated an authentic experience, creating good jobs for workers, as well as unique experiences for tourists & visitors, all while delivering new retail and dining to the neighborhood.”


Popular lifestyle retailers offering on-trend clothing, accessories for men and women along with home décor include: lululemon; Anthropologie; Warby Parker; Urban Outfitters; Free People; gorjana; Athleta; Madewell; Vissla; Paper Source; The Shade Store; Johnny Was; Linne’s Boutique.


Along with a 45,000 square foot flagship Whole Foods Market, 2ND & PCH will bring outstanding dining options from chefs with both local and national cult-followings. Culinary tenants include: The Bungalow; Three microconcepts from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger – Border Grill BBQ, Twist, and Pachamama; Hungry Angelina by Chef Matthew Kenney; Shake Shack; Tocaya Organica; Boba Guys; Ola Mexican Kitchen; Caffe Luxxe; Urban Plates; Noble Bird Rotisserie; Otosan Sushi; The Italian Homemade Company; Tuesday’s Sweet Shoppe; Ample Hills Creamery.


Boutique fitness options alongside additional health/wellness and beauty services will have a significant presence at the development. Wellness and fitness tenants include:Sephora; Hawt Yoga; Barry’s Bootcamp; Holly and Hudson Nail Lounge; The Solution; BOXHAUS; Be Fit Pilates; LATHER.


TSG Wealth Management; Chase Bank; HSBC Bank; AT&T Mobility.


President Jean Paul Wardy and Vice President of Brand Experience Maureen Gitto have launched a pioneering art program across 2ND & PCH in partnership with artist Jasper Wong and POW! WOW!. Together Wardy, Gitto, and Wong curated a series of murals throughout the property by artists Aaron De La Cruz, Dave Van Patten, Luise Ono, The Draculas, as well as Wong himself. Wong’s work has been exhibited globally, and achievements include Archive Magazine 200 Best Illustrators worldwide, and Hypebeast’s 100 most influential figures in the industry. Wong’s gallery in Hong Kong, ABOVE SECOND, has been named as one of the best galleries in the city by Monocle and CNN. He is the creator and lead director of POW! WOW!, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists, with a global presence, committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs, and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art.


Architect Orange was tapped to the architect for the 215,000+ sq. ft. center to bring a contemporary coastal aesthetic to 2ND & PCH. Renowned interior designer Davis Inc. created the hospitality-focused amenities and bi-level gathering spaces with comfortable furniture, fire pits, water features, custom-designed railings, and lush landscaping including drought-resistant greenery, olive trees, date palms, and shaded areas

Fountain designed by OTL Outside the Lines, featuring an Ivan McLean spherical steel sculpture that will light up as a center piece at night

Steven Handelman Studios from Santa Barbara designed coastal lantern-like light fixtures that appear throughout the property

Murals & large-scale art installations throughout the center curated by Jasper Wong of Pow! Wow!

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Electric car charging stations

Sweeping Marina views

Lush streetscape that enhances the new, pedestrian-friendly environment, as well as dedicated bicycle lanes

Parking structure has high-tech, state-of-the-art car counters to count different zones informing customers where available spaces are, as well as license plate recognition technology system that will help expedite exiting the structure.

Valet parking that provides quick access to the restaurants and stores


Whole Foods Market will kick off the Grand Opening with activities on October 23rd, followed by a 10am Ribbon Cutting on October 24th, with remarks from CenterCal Properties, LLC and the City of Long Beach, to fully launch 2ND & PCH. The Ribbon Cutting leads into four days of festivities, live music, fitness experiences, a beer garden, family-oriented entertainment, tenant activations, and more. Ample parking will be available.

This article was a courtesy release.