By Allison Sampite-Montecalvo, The San Diego Union-Tribune


IMPERIAL BEACH — Construction began this month for a much-needed shopping center in Imperial Beach following more than a decade of delays.


The long-awaited 45,000-square-foot Breakwater Town Center is a public/private partnership between Sudberry Properties and Imperial Beach.


The first phase is scheduled for completion in late 2017 and will be anchored by Grocery Outlet.


The near 5-acre site extends over a three-block area on state Route 75/Palm Avenue, the main road connecting to the Silver Strand and Coronado.


“This is not just an economic development project, this is a community investment and neighborhood improvement project,” said Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina.


See full article here: I.B. shopping center breaks ground…