By Karen Billing
Navy Federal is leaving the Del Mar Heights Village Shopping Center (now called Beachside Del Mar). Its last day will be Feb. 14.
“Navy Federal Credit Union has decided to close its branch located at Beachside Del Mar because they do not have as many members located close to this branch to support it,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, vice president of Donahue Schriber, who handles Beachside Del Mar. “However, they continue to be committed to best serving their customers’ needs throughout San Diego County.”
Fulkerson said O’Brien’s departure and Navy Federal’s decision to close its branch creates an opportunity to bring new stores and eateries to the shopping center. Fulkerson said the center’s new owner, Donahue Schriber, has been working with nearby residents to address the community’s desire to refresh the center’s look and improve the retail selection.
“The leasing team is currently working to fill these spaces and will incorporate the community’s wants and needs as they find new tenants,” Fulkerson said.