Marin's Regional Shopping Centers and Retail Malls

Thoughtful explanation of Investment Real Estate in Marin County and beyond.

Marin has two traditional Regional Shopping Centers (or Retail Malls). Northgate shopping center, in the Terra Linda neighborhood of San Rafael, is anchored by a Macy’s and a Sears. It has chain stores like The Gap, claires, and the Footlocker.

The more upscale Village at Corte Madera has Nordstrom’s and Macy’s as it’s anchor stores. It’s higher-end tenants include stores like Banana Republic, Anthropology, Williams Sonoma, the Pottery Barn and others.

Across the freeway from the Village, a neighborhood center, The Corte Madera Town Center, has evolved into a third regional mall in it’s own right. It operates without a traditional department store anchor but with large national tenants frequently located in malls in affluent areas such as REI, Crate and Barrel, The Container Store and a number of other national chain stores. It still serves as a neighborhood center at the same time with a Safeway and Rite-aid, two banks, numerous restaurants and a small 4 story office building incorporated.

As mentioned in the neighborhood-center section, a few other neighborhood malls have attracted a few national tenants (Strawberry, in Mill Valley, and Bon Air in Greenbrae to name two) but not to the extent they could be called regional malls.

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