The recently renovated Westgate Center (Mall) in west San Jose, CA is adding a new hot, hip, fashion-forward clothing and accessory store, Torrid. Operated by Hot Topic, a mall- and web-based specialty retailer, Torrid’s collection of plus size clothing – including the latest apparel, plus size lingerie, swimwear and accessories – is inspired by and designed to fit young, stylish women who wear sizes 12 to 28. Owned by Federal Realty Investment Trust, Westgate Center is the primary shopping destination in its trade area with densely populated surrounding communities, a location on heavily traveled Saratoga and Hamilton avenues, and close proximity to Interstate 280 and California Highways 85 and 17. The Center is anchored by strong national tenants including Target, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Nordstrom Rack, Burlington Coat Factory, Ross and Old Navy. The property is located across from Westgate West and El Paseo de Saratoga shopping centers. James Chung, Rhonda Diaz Caldewey and Sam Tallman with Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Services group in San Jose represent Federal Realty’s Westgate Center.
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