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Candlestick Park cleared house last August with a sale that dismantled all the furniture and fixtures at the old Niners stadium. Now we know what to expect next in its stead. SFGate reports that the land at Candlestick Point will play "home to a 500,000-square-foot 'urban outlet' shopping center."
It's a new collaborative project between Lennar Corporation, one of the nation's largest home builders, and retail developer Macerich. An official statement from the two companies says the new retail development will include restaurants, retailers, a theater, and an "African diaspora-themed marketplace." Past projects from Macerich include Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, Santa Monica Place, and The Village at Corte Madera, so it remains unclear if Candlestick's retail development will feel more like the Asian-themed mall in Milpitas or the traditional retail outlets in the company's portfolio. How does African diaspora translate into a shopping experience? You'll have to wait four more years to find out.