Vitamin Shoppe Signs as Anchor Tenant at Saich Way Station Retail Center in Cupertino
Developer Borelli Investment Company and General Contractor SiliconX Construction have announced that Vitamin Shoppe has been signed as the anchor tenant for the Saich Way Station retail center in Cupertino. A leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products with 500 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Vitamin Shoppe will occupy a prime 3,500 sq. ft. unit facing busy Stevens Creek Boulevard. Vitamin Shoppe’s lease means that only six units remain in the 15,650 sq. ft. center, ideally located at 20803 Stevens Creek Boulevard across Saich Way from Target and just down the street from Whole Foods. Spaces are available in size from 1,026 to 3,000 sq. ft.
“We’re pleased to have a prominent national retailer such as Vitamin Shoppe serve as the anchor for Saich Way Station,” said Tom Purtell, chief operating officer for Borelli Investment Company and SiliconX Construction. “Cupertino is one of the hottest communities in Silicon Valley, home to Apple and many other well-respected technology companies and boasting a desirable well-educated, affluent residential community. The location is in the heart of one of the busiest traffic areas in the city — ideal for almost any type of retailer.”
Beyond Vitamin Shoppe, Borelli Investment Company and retail broker, Randol Mackley of SRS Real Estate Partners, are in discussions with a dozen or so national retailers who are showing considerable interest in the center. A letter of intent for 2,800 sq. ft. of space has been signed with Blast 825° Pizza — a fast-growing chain that cooks pizza in minutes while guests move through the line — for one of only two restaurant spaces within the center. Lease terms are still being discussed.
Attractive, Modern Design
The attractively designed center consists of two painted concrete and plaster buildings with aluminum storefronts and canopies and modern lighting treatments. There will be extensive landscaping on-site, featuring orchard-quality trees to honor Cupertino’s heritage, as well as abundant raised and in-ground planters with seatwalls. The center will also offer ample parking, plus pedestrian-friendly touches such as wide walkways and bike racks in front of the retail businesses. FCGA Architecture designed the retail center with HMH Engineers handling the civil engineering details.
SiliconX expects to begin construction by the early summer with the shell tentatively scheduled to be completed by around the end of 2014. For information about Saich Way Station, contact Larry Bengiveno at Borelli Investment Company at (408) 453-4700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For leasing information, contact Randol Mackley of SRS Real Estate at (408) 216-2316, or e-mail email@example.com.