Vintage Real Estate Brings the First Fresh Market Grocery to the Southland
at The Village at Nellie Gail Ranch
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. -- November 27, 2012
Fred Sands, Chairman of Vintage Real Estate, announced today that the company
is bringing The Fresh Market to the Southland at its neighborhood shopping
center The Village at Nellie Gail Ranch in Laguna Hills, Calif., which is
undergoing a $17 million renovation and expansion. The Fresh Market is a
full-service specialty grocer known for its vast selection of top-quality
products, exceptional customer service and inviting atmosphere.
“We wanted a premier grocery store anchor as part of our repositioning of the
center and we found the ideal fit with The Fresh Market, which is just now
coming to California,” said Sands. “The Fresh Market will be a tremendous draw
for this community and beyond.”
The Fresh Market will be a 21,000-square-foot grocery store featuring an
onsite bakery offering more than 30 freshly baked breads daily, a full service
meat counter, more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses, fresh seafood, a
large selection of organic produce and an array of ready-to-serve entrees. The
Fresh Market is designed with an atmosphere reminiscent of old-world European
markets with classical music and antique décor creating a more inviting
shopping experience. It is expected to open in Summer 2014.
The Village at Nellie Gail Ranch is located at the intersection of Moulton
Parkway and La Paz Road in Laguna Hills, surrounded by prominent residential
communities including the Nellie Gail Ranch area with its large estates.
Vintage Real Estate is underway on an expansion and complete renovation of the
center including new facades, storefronts, refreshed landscaping and
attractive outdoor gathering spots. With the expansion the center will total
approximately 100,000 square feet. In addition to The Fresh Market the company
is in the process of seeking additional new tenants including stylish
boutiques and casual dining restaurants.
ABOUT FRED SANDS AND VINTAGE REAL ESTATE
Sands formed Vintage Capital Group in 2001 to continue his private investment
activities in commercial real estate and operating businesses of the past two
decades. Sands previously owned Fred Sands Realtors, California’s largest
independent residential real estate brokerage and financial services
companies. Sands sold Fred Sands Realtors to Coldwell Banker in November 2000.
Vintage Capital Group is headquartered in Los Angeles in the same Brentwood
high-rise that Sands has owned and occupied for decades. While Sands was
highly visible in the residential real estate arena, he also invested in
commercial real estate including retail centers. Today Vintage Real Estate, a
wholly-owned division of Vintage Capital, owns and manages a variety of retail
centers, including regional malls, across the country. The company’s focus is
on acquiring underperforming properties where its experienced retail team can
apply its proven approach to repositioning and improving troubled centers.
Sands also founded Vintage Fund Management, a private equity fund focused on
investing in established middle market businesses that seek a long term
capital solution and partner to provide financial and operational assistance
to grow and expand. Additional information can be found at
www.vintagecapitalgroup.com, www.vintage-vre.com and www.vintage-vfm.com.
for Vintage Real Estate
Karen Diehl, (310) 473-8090
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