By: Tony Franco, Commercial Real Estate Expert

You may have wondered, “what is going on in that space?” when walking pass the building located at 1253 Garnet Avenue next to Barrel Republic. Well, the time has finally come that the community of Pacific Beach will no longer have to look at plastic covered windows and wooden boards from vandalism. Tower Paddle Boards – led by CEO Stephan Aarstol and Mark Cuban (yes, the billionaire) has signed a long term lease agreement and will be taking over the 3,213 square foot retail space with over 55 feet of frontage! According to Mr. Aarstol, the “retail store is going to be a cutting edge showroom that will showcase Tower Paddle Boards, beach lifestyle products, a shaping room, and house their corporate headquarters.” Aarstol also has a publication called “Tower Magazine” with over 50,000 subscribers and was featured on the TV reality show, “Shark Tank!” The Franco Realty Group represented the landlord and Tower Paddle Boards. Other recent leasing projects by The Franco Realty Group include G3 Kids Gymnastics, The Mad Beet, Escape Room, Mission Bay Dentist, Freedom Bikes and more!