Harbor Village is opening soon
The County Times covers Harbor Village, the hotel and retail development that is scheduled to open "around November 15".
The walls of the mall area will capture the harbor life motif with shingles and clapboard siding, said project marketing director Tony Canadas. The colors in the shops and the hotel rooms — beige, green and blue — follow the colors of the sea, while shingles, dormers and bay windows add to the look of an old seaport town.
The $20 million project is expected to generate between $1.5 million and $2 million a year in tax revenue for San Mateo County and will create between 150 and 175 jobs. Nerhan originally announced an opening date of May 2007. The delay was derived from problems getting all the steel in on time, he said.
Nerhan said half the boutiques were spoken for by future tenants of the mall, which will be a careful mix of retail shops, a delicatessen, clothing stores, a wine-and cheese shop, and other services. Many of the shops will be filled by spinoffs of local stores that have proven successful elsewhere on the coast, like Half Moon Bay’s Toque Blanche, a cooking tools store. Former San Francisco 49er Russ Francis will open a large surf shop, said Canadas.
With 450 parking spaces, the mall expects to get a significant amount of its revenue from Coastsiders looking for food, clothing, and housewares.