Marina Faire Shopping Center Receives Major Face Lift
For the past two years, GTL Properties/Marina Faire LP have been working on a complete renovation of the Marina Faire shopping center at 13756 Doolittle Drive. While a significant amount of work still remains, the changes to date are quite remarkable.
Work began on repaving the parking lot, adding new landscaping, and refreshing the light standards with LED lights. New light standards were also added on the north side of the shopping center.
Next, nearly all of the facades of the businesses have been completely renovated, receiving a sleek, modern look. The main building is still undergoing facade work for New Sang Chong Market, but has also been equipped with new HVAC and is slated to receive a brand new solar array.
Marina Faire LP is also participating in the City’s Business Incentives Program – with support from the City, work will be done to renovate the historic pylon sign in the parking lot to complement the rest of the improvements.
Tenants at Marina Faire include Mai Thai, Hanoi Chicken Noodle, Ming’s Donuts, Pearl Bay Tea House, Poke Star, Round Table Pizza, and more, but new tenants are also being considered for vacant spaces in the complex. The project is well-positioned to accommodate medical or dental offices, financial institutions, as well as cell phone and personal care uses.
Among new tenants is the highly acclaimed Sheng Kee bakery, a third generation Asian bakery with 11 locations in the Greater Bay Area. Sheng Kee offers a variety of cakes, pastries, and other delicious baked goods.
This much needed renovation not only refreshes the busy intersection at Fairway and Doolittle, but also stands to attract desirable businesses that in turn will improve the quality of life for the surrounding neighborhoods.
Existing businesses remain open during construction, and new businesses interested in leasing available space can reach out to Steve Kalyk (415-813-0019) or Sam Tallman (408-314-5808) at Alpha Real Estate.