Construction started early this year on shops on the 2300 block of Mission Street near La Cabaña Taqueria. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)

Last updated: October 2023

Location: 2332 Mission St.

Project Summary: Developers are renovating a strip mall that was severely damaged in a fire in 2022. Project developer and broker Eric Barbic said the project is “a modernization of a center that was ready to transition into its next chapter.” 

  • A courtyard with outdoor seating will be built between newly constructed buildings, said contractor Brian Dueck.
  • The project reduces total square footage of the development from 18,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet.
  • The building will get a “facelift” to modern standards with new fixtures, doors and windows, Dueck said. 

Status: The first phase includes all construction and renovation of the building that was not damaged by fire. The first phase is expected to finish in September 2023 and be followed by a second phase that will address fire-damaged areas. A date has not been set to start the second phase.

Arrow Surf & Sport temporarily relocated to 2100 Delaware Ave. Unit 1, Santa Cruz in late September 2023, according to its social media. La Cabaña Taqueria closed for renovation in late September 2023 with plans for pop-up events and online sales, according to its social media. La Cabaña and Arrow are expected to reopen in the renovated center. 

Developer: Erik Barbic, SBA Commercial Inc.

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Some shops on the 2300 block of Mission Street were burned in a fire and are slated to be rebuilt and modernized. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)

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