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Lakewood Dutch Village Center to Be Renovated

The 30-year-old Dutch Village Center occupying 27 acres on all four corners at Woodruff Avenue and South Street in Lakewood, will be renamed Lakewood Market Place and renovated in a two-year, $35-million program by Hopkins Development Co., Newport Beach.

At the 13 1/2-acre southeast corner--the largest--construction will start June 1 with a January, 1987, completion scheduled on a Vons supermarket, a Thrifty drug store and a Marshall’s department store. There will also be 26,000 square feet of shops and four free-standing pads, according to Stephen C. Hopkins of the development firm. The city of Lakewood is participating in the redevelopment of the shopping facility.

Construction is under way on the renovation and expansion of the 2 1/2-acre northeast corner, with an August completion scheduled, Hopkins said. The project includes the addition of 21,500 square feet of shops, as well as the renovation of an existing Church’s Chicken restaurant, Hopkins said.

The existing shops on the three acres at the southwest corner will be rehabilitated beginning in June, Hopkins said. The seven acres at the northwest corner will be developed with new shops, he added. An early 1987 start is projected for the northwest corner phase.

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The largest part of the renovation will include a 65,000-square-foot Vons Pavilion super store, a 19,000-square-foot Thrifty’s and a 25,000-square-foot Marshalls. Completion of the entire project is targeted for June, 1987.

Architects for the project are Musil, Perkowitz, Ruth Inc., Long Beach, and Herbert Nadel, AIA & Partners Architects, Santa Monica.


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