The Strand Downtown Huntington Beach Opened 5/16/09
The Strand officially opened on
Saturday, May 16, 2009. A rock band played, officials
made speeches, tours of the commons area of the
Shorebreak Hotel were conducted, and across the street
overlooking the Huntington Beach Pier, the Duck-a-Thon
annual event was in full swing. A fitting welcoming to
the city was offered by Shirley Dettloff, mayor of
Huntington Beach during the time that The Strand
development plans were being scrutinized.
The Strand was developed and
constructed in the 5th block of Huntington Beach and
Pacific Coast Highway by CIM Group, Inc. Known for
investing in urban communities, a parking garage to the
project opened in 2008, and the office, retail and hotel
space opened in 2008 and 2009.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - CIM Group has opened a new
parking facility at The Strand, bringing 436
conveniently located public parking spaces to downtown
Huntington Beach in time for holiday shopping. Parking
at The Strand is accessed from 6th Street just off
Pacific Coast Highway. In addition, 5th Street which
runs through the center of The Strand has been opened
from Pacific Coast Highway to Walnut providing another
vehicle and pedestrian connection between Pacific Coast
Highway and downtown Huntington Beach.
On December 4, 2008, Forever 21 opened. Active
Ride launched on December 13 and Ra Sushi on December
15, the first in the center's collection of top
retailers and restaurants. Rip Curl, Johnny Rockets and
CVS Pharmacy opened in January 2009.
"The Strand is a premier project in an outstanding
location, a welcome addition to Huntington Beach. It
will be a good urban investment, adding both jobs and to
the community's quality of life," said John Given,
principal, CIM Group.
Ranging in height from three to four stories, The Strand
is a dynamic, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development
in downtown Huntington Beach. It is comprised of 68,000
square feet of ground level retail and restaurant space
and has 32,000 square feet of office space and a
157-room boutique hotel, the Shorebreak Hotel, on the
upper levels. Set on three acres, the development is a
public/private partnership between CIM Group and the
City of Huntington Beach.
Designed to seamlessly connect with the existing urban
fabric of downtown Huntington Beach, The Strand not only
brings new shopping and dining options and ample parking
to downtown, it also provides easy pedestrian access to
neighboring shops, restaurants and businesses.
With wide sidewalks for outdoor café dining and a
sweeping public plaza, The Strand is an inviting new
destination for shopping, dining or an ocean-side
getaway at Shorebreak Hotel. CIM Group will frequently
program the public areas with a variety of entertainment
and activities to captivate residents and visitors.
Grand opening of Shorebreak Hotel in May 2009 coincided
with the City of Huntington Beach's Centennial
celebration. The Shorebreak is a stylish and
contemporary hotel created and managed by Joie de Vivre,
a company known for its distinctive properties and
CIM Group is a leading real estate investment firm
pursuing investment opportunities through three distinct
and complementary pools of capital: opportunistic,
stabilized and infrastructure. Headquartered in Los
Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in San Francisco
and Bethesda, Maryland. cimgroup.com.