Commercial Real Estate in Montclair, California

Restaurants & Retail in Montclair

Montclair Place Mall

Montclair Place is on the fast track to becoming the Inland Empire’s shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.   CIM, the owner of the mall, has ambitious plans for the property, and has a vision of adding 3,000 residential units and even a hotel on the property.

Of course, the main focus of the mall is on its retail component. Montclair Place recently leased over 48,000 square feet of retail space following the recent announcement of the new 55,000‐square‐foot AMC Dine‐in Theatre that is under construction in the space that was formerly the old Broadway department store.

New retailers officially announced at Montclair Place include:

  • Lazy Dog Café will be opening by the new movie theater where the former Goodyear Tire location was located.
  • The Canyon, a 17,500 square foot state-of-the-art, intimate, live concert experience that will open in April 2019.  Their first performance will be by Vince Neil of Motley Crue.  They already have a great lineup planned for the spring.  See who will be performing at
  • Kids Empire, an indoor playground that will be filled with 11,000 square feet of obstacle courses, bounce play areas and more.  This new retailer will open in late 2018 or early 2019.
  • Forever 21 is opening near the future AMC theater in a 15,000 square foot space.  They will be open by Black Friday 2018.
  • Spectrum Cable TV and Internet is opening a 4,000 square foot customer services center in time for Holiday 2018 on the lower level of Montclair.

Moreno St. Market – The north side of the Montclair Place mall has a new facade showcasing the Moreno St. Market, which is a remodeled food hall.  All restaurant spaces are now filled, with the exception of one 1,800 SF space that includes an outdoor patio.  The two newest tenants to the Market are:

  • Doner & Gyros, is a Dubai-based Middle Eastern concept which opened in late 2018.  This location is their first U.S. location.
  • San Biagio’s Pizza, which has two locations in Upland, will be coming soon, and will have outdoor patio seating.
    San Biagio's PizzaMoreno St. Market (actual photo)

The movie theater is official!  AMC Theaters recently signed a lease to operate the new movie theater that will take place of the former Broadway department store at the Eastern end of the Montclair Place.  The theater will be on the second floor, and an entertainment complex with three restaurants will be downstairs.

the movie theater is officialProposed movie theater and entertainment complex (artist’s rendering)

The exterior facade of JC Penney is complete.  In addition, the parking lot has been resurfaced.

The exterior facade of JC Penney

An exterior remodel is planned for the Canyon music venue at the northwest corner of Montclair Place.

An exterior remodel is planned
Junior Anchor – artist’s rendering

Retail Shuffling at the Montclair East Shopping Center

A lot of building-shifting has been happening recently at the Montclair East Shopping Center, near the Montclair Place mall. Ross has moved from its former location into the former Sports Authority space. dd’s Discounts has moved into the former Ross building, and the former Anna’s Linens has been replaced by Five Below, a discount retailer new to Montclair.

Target Shopping Center

Panera Bread will be occupying the former Islands restaurant in front of Target, at 5220 Moreno St.

New Cardenas-anchored Shopping Center

A new neighborhood center anchored by Cardenas market has begun construction.  It will be located at the southwest corner of Holt Blvd. and Central Avenue.

New Cardenas-anchored Shopping

South of the grocery center will be an industrial office complex.

Residential & Multifamily Real Estate in Montclair

The North Montclair Downtown Specific Plan focuses on development of new housing near the Montclair Transcenter, which is located at 5091 Richton St.  When complete, there will be four residential complexes with a total of 748 units within walking distance of the Montclair Transcenter.

The Paseos at Montclair North is the first community that has been completed.  There are 385 units at the Paseos ranging from studios to 3 bedroom homes.  Leasing is going very well, with occupancy around 90%.  The community has a park and a pool.

Arrow Station is located on the North side of Arrow Highway, just East of Monte Vista Ave.  The project is being built by Meritage Homes, and will have 129 townhomes and detached homes, priced from the $300s.  It is nearing 90%+ completion.

Vista Court has been approved for 23 residential units.  It will be built on the site of a former Oil Change station at 8949 Monte Vista Ave.  Plans have been submitted for approval and are under review by the City.

Vista Court commercial real estate in montclair

Vista Court – View from Monte Vista Ave. (artist’s rendering)

Alexan Residential apartments are under construction on a 6.2-acre parcel at the SWC of Monte Vista Ave and Arrow Highway.  There will be 211 units.  Most of the Alexan will be three stories, and one building will be four stories tall.  The project will be jointly built by Trammel Crow and HQ Capital Real Estate, and construction is expected to begin in early 2018. \

Transportation Real Estate in Montclair

LA Metro Expansion

In October 2017, Phase 2B of the Metro Gold Line extension will begin construction.  This extension will run between the cities of Azusa and Montclair and have stops in Glendora, La Verne, San Dimas, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair.   Substantial completion is anticipated in late 2025 to early 2026.  The terminal point will be the Montclair Transcenter, which already serves as a transportation hub for the Metrolink trains and the Montclair bus system.  Once completed, a trip from Montclair to downtown Pasadena will take just over 40 minutes and further to Los Angeles will take approximately 75 minutes.  The future goal of the Gold Line is to create a metro rail line linking downtown Los Angeles to the Ontario International Airport.