Sephora, Sunglass Hut, GEORGE and GIO Gelati are Newest Offerings at the Lifestyle Center
San Ramon, Calif. (June 10, 2019) – City Center Bishop Ranch officials announced today the opening of four new retailers and eateries at the new 300,000-square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
“We’re proud to offer specialty brands that provide City Center Bishop Ranch guests a unique shopping and dining experience,” said Alexander Mehran, Jr., president and chief operating officer of Sunset Development Company, owner and developer of City Center Bishop Ranch. “The addition of both well-known global brands like Sephora and Sunglass Hut, plus popular local stores and eateries like GEORGE and GIO Gelati further build on City Center’s growing downtown destination.”
Sephora, the leader in global prestige omni-retail, inspires clients to explore a universe of beauty and wellness, while creating the world’s most loved beauty community. With an unbiased approach to experiential retail through its expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, Sephora invites clients to touch and try thousands of products from hundreds of carefully curated brands, enjoy personalized services at the Beauty Studio aided by digital innovations, and engage with expertly trained beauty advisors.
Sunglass Hut, founded in 1971 as a small kiosk in a Miami mall, has grown into the best curated destination for the most sought-after high quality fashion and performance sunglass brands, with more than 3,000 retail locations. Stores can be found in fashionable shopping districts across the globe, providing consumers with a fun, highly engaging shopping experience in-store and online.
GEORGE, opening later this month, was established in 1991, and will offer well-designed and locally manufactured bedding, collars and leads, bowls, apparel, grooming products, and treats to enhance the lives of pets and their human companions.
GIO Gelati, slated to open in early July, will offer authentic Italian gelato in unique combinations and flavors, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
“At GIO Gelati we marry traditional Italian methods and recipes spanning four decades of gelato-making wisdom. We’re proud to join the City Center adventure while adding our own flavor to a location that already radiates true Italian flare,” said Guido Mastrapaolo, owner of GIO Gelati. “We wanted to bring color to an often grey world and allow the people of the East Bay to enjoy life a simpler way, through our homemade gelato.”About City Center Bishop Ranch
City Center Bishop Ranch is a reinvention of the suburban shopping center model in which community, culture and commerce converge. Located in the heart of Bishop Ranch, City Center Bishop Ranch features 300,000 square feet of visionary downtown retail, dining and entertainment experiences, and is anchored by THE LOT, a 10-screen luxury cinema, and Equinox San Ramon, a luxury whole-body personal fitness, training and yoga center.
City Center Bishop Ranch was designed by the acclaimed Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with BAR Architects. Headquartered in Paris, France, Renzo Piano is an internationally renowned, Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect. Among his many admired works are the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, The Shard in London, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, and the Whitney Museum in New York City.
City Center Bishop Ranch is owned and operated by Sunset Development Company.