Smart & Final Leases 350,000-Square-Foot DC in Fontana, Calif.

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Smart & Final Leases 350,000-Square-Foot DC in Fontana, Calif.


Smart & Final signed a 92-month lease for a 350,000-square-foot industrial facility in Fontana, Calif. it plans to use to accommodate the warehousing and distribution needs for all of its Southern California stores under the Smart & Final and Henry’s Markets banners.

“The Inland Empire continues to play a significant strategic role in Smart & Final’s expansion plan,” said Tom Paolucci, director of Smart & Final distribution. “The facility’s abundant storage capacity and central location near major distribution channels will enable us to improve our efficiency as we continue to expand our retail platform in the Southern California region.”

The property, which fronts Interstate 10, features two 100-percent concrete truck yards, each with a 185-foot turning radius, 78 dock high truck positions and excess storage space for approximately 122 trailers.

Los Angeles-based Smart & Final operates 295 retail food stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Northern Mexico. Its store banners include Smart & Final, Smart & Final Extra!, Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice, Henry’s Farmers Markets, Sun Harvest Markets, and SmartCo Foods.