Swenson Builders, the lead developer on the new Aptos Village project, has announced that five local businesses plan to join New Leaf Community Markets at Aptos Village: The Penny Ice Creamery, Cat & Cloud Coffee, Sereno Group, Sockshop & Shoe Company and a restaurant led by Michelin 3-star chef David Kinch.
“Our team has been working diligently to attract talented local business that appreciate the unique Aptos Village location and have the expertise to create a synergy at the Village that will stand the test of time,” said Mary Gourlay, Development Project Manager at Swenson. “We are thrilled with businesses coming so far and believe they will be a great fit for the community. While we still have considerable work to do, we are quite pleased with the shops underway and look forward to some incredible grand openings in 2019.”
Since 2010, The Penny Ice Creamery has been a destination in Downtown Santa Cruz, offering an array of uniquely delicious flavors. Using only locally-sourced and sustainably grown ingredients, Penny Ice crafts their ice cream from scratch, mixing artisanal expertise with local flair. The Penny also has a location in Pleasure Point. Learn more: www.thepennyicecreamery.com.
Starting with their artsy, good-vibes café in Pleasure Point, Cat & Cloud expanded into Abbott Square Market in Downtown Santa Cruz 2017. This homegrown café and roastery was founded by Chris Baca and Jared Trudy, two locals who mastered the art of coffeemaking with community in mind. Learn more: www.catandcloud.com.
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Sereno Group is a collaboration of the best and brightest, top-producing real estate agents in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Sereno is proud to offer quality service and top-notch client relations. Learn more: www.serenogroup.com.
An institution of downtown for 30 years, Sockshop & Shoe Company provides a world of fun and quirky footwear in the original spirit of Santa Cruz. Beyond socks, Sockshop offers a selection of stylish shoes, boots and sandals for both men and women. Sockshop also has a location on the wharf in Santa Cruz. Learn more: www.sockshopandshoeco.com.
A new restaurant, to be named and developed by David Kinch and Andrew Burnham, also will open in the Aptos Village. Kinch’s flagship restaurant, Manresa, is a renowned Michelin three-star dining establishment just over the hill in Los Gatos. The group’s other projects include Manresa Bread and The Bywater. Learn more: www.manresarestaurant.com, manresabread.com, thebywaterca.com
New Leaf Community Markets will open its fifth Santa Cruz County location in the historic Hihn Apple Barn at Aptos Village. Planned features of the new 17,500-square-foot Aptos store include an expansive, fresh-prepared foods department with new, made-to-order options such as a wok and ramen bar, inviting outdoor patio seating plus all of New Leaf’s most popular offerings including freshly made juices and smoothies, local and organic produce, sustainably raised meats, responsibly sourced seafood and a fully stocked wellness department. Learn more: www.newleaf.com.
For questions regarding commercial development in Aptos, please contact Mary Gourlay at SWENSON: 831.475.7100. For information about remaining commercial opportunities in phase one or future space in phase two, please contact our commercial brokers at: http://www.theaptosvillage.com/commercial/
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