Outdoor mall Riverside Plaza has sold for nearly $85 million to shopping center landlord Vestar, which plans to upgrade the property and bring in some new tenants.
Vestar and financial partner UBS Global Asset Management bought the 475,000-square-foot retail center from the Westminster Funds, an Illinois real estate investment advisor. The mall, located in Riverside near the 91 Freeway, is anchored by Vons, Trader Joe's, CVS Pharmacy and Regal Cinemas.
Phoenix-based Vestar plans to spend $10 million on improvements to the mall, President Rick Kuhle said. The changes are intended to improve pedestrian areas with such additions as fountains, seating and landscaping.
Work is set to begin in February and be completed a year from now, he said. New tenants should include two large clothing retailers and additional restaurants.