The new year is off to a great start at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza with the signing of a lease with Staples, the world’s largest office products company.
The addition of Staples to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza builds on the leasing momentum that started in 2010 with the announcements of several new retailers at BHCP, including theater operator Rave Motion Pictures, Buffalo Wild Wings and Brad Johnson’s new restaurant Post & Beam.
“Bringing in new retailers of this caliber is part of the overall plan to transform Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza into a Class-A center,” said Ken Lombard, President of BHCP owner Capri Urban Investors, LLC and Partner of Capri Capital Partners, LLC. “With these new retail leases and the substantial investment being made to physically transform the center, BHCP is on its way to becoming a top-tier shopping destination.”
In addition to Staples, the new theater complex and new restaurants, plans for the mall’s continued transformation are underway, including a vibrant, brand-new interior design with an upgraded dining terrace and live entertainment performance area, new flooring, lighting and other amenities, as well as extensive exterior building, site and landscape improvements throughout the 43-acre property.
“The investment in BHCP and the addition of top quality retailers will bring direct benefits to the community,” Lombard said. “Staples is a case in point. Capri expects Staples to add significant value to the surrounding community by offering quality services that do not currently exist in the area.”
“We look forward to rolling out the red carpet for Staples,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks. “The company’s decision to locate along the Crenshaw Corridor is great news for local residents and proof of the purchasing power of this community. The addition of Staples fills a void, and I am so pleased that the company recognized Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza as a great location to do business.”
Featuring 7,000 products, Staples offers great savings on core necessities for small businesses such as ink and toner, technology, computers and accessories, and innovative Staples® brand products. The new store will also provide other Staples signature services, including a Staples Copy & Print Center, offering full-service copying and printing services with 100 percent quality guarantee.
Lombard anticipates breaking ground on the new Staples store in May of this year.