San Ramon: City Center brings in four new retailers for summer crowds

GEORGE, GIO Gelati, Sephora and Sunglass Hut set to open for visitors

Four new shopping and dining options have been added to the tenant list for City Center Bishop Ranch, increasing the available options visitors can explore the retail and entertainment hub in central San Ramon.

City Center executives announced that GEORGE, GIO Gelati, Sephora and Sunglass Hut have joined the ranks of retailers at the 300,000-square-foot complex and are now open for business -- or will be shortly.

“We’re proud to offer specialty brands that provide City Center Bishop Ranch guests a unique shopping and dining experience,” said Alexander Mehran, Jr., president and chief operating officer of Sunset Development Co., owner and developer of City Center Bishop Ranch. “The addition of both well-known global brands like Sephora and Sunglass Hut, plus popular local stores and eateries like GEORGE and GIO Gelati further build on City Center’s growing downtown destination.”

After opening last year, the list of retailers offered at City Center continues to grow, and as of May, the complex is at approximately 80% capacity.

A full list and brief description of City Center's newest additions include:

* For pet owners not in the know, GEORGE sells locally manufactured bedding, collars and leads, bowls, apparel, grooming products and treats, to enhance the lives of pets and their human companions.

* Just in time for the summer heat, GIO Gelati is actually scheduled to open the beginning of July, but will bring authentic Italian gelato in a unique combination of flavors.

* Also open now, Sephora is bringing its well-known brand to San Ramon, offering a variety of health and beauty products in an experiential retail environment that, according to City Center officials, offers “expertly trained beauty advisers.”

* Rounding off the new City Center offerings, a new Sunglass Hut is now open and already selling its spec-tacular glasses to visitors of the retail complex.

“At GIO Gelati we marry traditional Italian methods and recipes spanning four decades of gelato-making wisdom. We’re proud to join the City Center adventure while adding our own flavor to a location that already radiates true Italian flare,” added GIO Gelati’s owner, Guido Mastrapaolo. “We wanted to bring color to an often grey world and allow the people of the East Bay to enjoy life a simpler way, through our homemade gelato.”

City Center is located at 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, and open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

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12 people like this
Posted by ddmom
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 24, 2019 at 8:19 am

ddmom is a registered user.

I'm sorry but the city center is a huge disappointment. It doesn't have an appealing shopping atmosphere, and the restaurants are mediocre and cafeteria style. I see it becoming the next Blackhawk Plaza, with empty retail space.

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Posted by Jean
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 27, 2019 at 4:25 pm

The City Center is exactly what San Ramon needs. Danville, Pleasanton and Alamo have a central area for residents to gather. Now we have our own space. I’ve lived in San Ramon 35 years so I can say with credibility that our City Center is perfect. I can’t wait for more restaurants to open. Mendocino Farms and the Lot are so good. And it warms my heart to see children playing in the center while their parents relax.

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