Best Retail Revival

Sansone Park Place

Let’s not kid anyone: There are enough empty storefronts in this Valley to remind all of us that the Great Recession is more in our side-view than rearview mirror. But one plaza in the southeast stands as a pillar of retail perseverance. Sansone Park Place on South Eastern Avenue near Interstate 215 has risen from the dead—so much so that as of last month, all 27 of its retail spaces were occupied (with only a couple of office units left to lease). The secret to Park Place’s resurgence? Diversity. Where else are you going to find a restaurant that specializes in crepes wedged between a Big 5 sporting goods store and a Paul Mitchell cosmetology school? 9460-9510 S. Eastern Ave.

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