The newly constructed Willowcreek Shopping Center in Auburn, CA (Sacramento Valley) has signed PetSmart as one of its junior anchors. The specialty pet retailer leased approximately 15,000 square feet of pad space within the center located along California Highway 49 at Willow Creek Road. Willowcreek is owned and developed by locally-based Best Properties out of Sacramento and is ideally positioned in the heart of one of Auburn’s busiest retail corridors. PetSmart just began construction on its new building and is scheduled to open in October. James Teare, CRX, CLS, Blair Wheatley and Justin Allen with Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Services group in Sacramento represented the landlord in the transaction.
Mr. Wheatley said, “With plans to open this fall, PetSmart will be a great addition to the stout Willow Creek lineup, joining the likes of other national retailers such as Starbucks, Dickey’s BBQ, Chick Fil A, Panda Express and Smart & Final.” He added, “We are currently offering shop space from 975 square feet up to 6,000 square feet that is well-suited for tenants in the apparel, banking, crafts & supplies, home electronics, housewares, and/or office supplies industries.”
Willow Creek benefits from a fully-signalized intersection at Highway 49 and Willow Creek Drive and is highly visible to the 62,000 commuters traveling Highway 49 per day.