The Santa Maria Town Center Management hosted an evening of over joyed excitement as they unveiled the New Management Offices and some insight of what’s to come over the next 12 months.  With attendees including City Mayor Alice Patino, City Manager Rick Haydon and Director of Parks & Rec, Alex posada the night boasted more than just friendly faces.  Guests were toured through the New Offices as well as given an inside look at the Theater Renderings showing off the final look for the New Santa Maria Town Center.

With the new movie theater going up as quickly as a stage curtain and new businesses preparing to move in, much of the evening’s conversation surrounded the cornerstone for downtown.  The brand new 14-screen Regal Theater. “The theater is well underway. We are scheduled right now with an opening this fall,” said Amber Lease, public relations and marketing director for the Town Center. “The city has been great, and the workers are out there around the clock.”

In addition to the theater, several new businesses are coming to the Town Center.

The One Way Skate Park recently had its grand re-opening and two other family activity businesses — On Deck batting cages and Kickers indoor soccer facility — are coming soon, Lease said.

“That basically rounds out our activity-based facilities,” Lease said, adding more new businesses are on the way. “We have four potential leases in the making right now — national names. We are looking at 12 new retailers and four new restaurants over the next 12 months.”

Animal Kingdom, a pet store based in Grover Beach, also recently opened its doors.

The Santa Maria Town Center has been a favorite among Santa Maria Valley residents for decades as the only enclosed regional shopping center on the Central Coast. With the New Regal Theater in the making, the 300,000sqft facility continues to gain momentum during its renovating stages.

The evening was topped off with delectable bite size delights from Central City Market and wines from various local Vineyards including Stolpman.