Redevelopment of the shopping center on the southwestern corner of Route 66 and Grand Ave. is diligently under way. The City of Glendora and the developer, Champion Real Estate Company, can now confirm that The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will be joining Sprouts and Marshalls, and will occupy the drive thru pad along Grand Ave.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) originated in Southern California in 1963 and has grown to over 1,000 stores worldwide. It is the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States, offering handcrafted beverages made to order and customized to each guest’s preference.

“We are very excited to welcome CBTL to our project. CBTL will operate a flagship, full-sized drive thru restaurant in 2,000 square foot along with a 400 square foot outdoor patio. The building and patio will be CBTL branded. We expect the community to welcome an alternative to other national branded coffees presently located in Glendora,” stated Chris Wilson, Executive Vice President and Retail Partner of Champion Real Estate Company.

There continues to be strong interest for the additional inline space and the building pad along Route 66. “We are pleased to see the progress Champion is making with the center and fully expect it to include additional tenants that will be well received by the community,” added Valerie Escalante, Assistant to the City Manager, “The center is poised to be a be a vibrant destination where residents can shop, dine and unwind with a cup of tea.”

“CBTL will be a key component in the environment we are striving to create – a grocery-anchored neighborhood center with a healthy lifestyle focus,” remarked Wilson.

The center is scheduled to open in July 2017.