J.C. Penney to expand in Victorville

The J.C. Penney department store at the Mall of Victor Valley is expanding, mall managers announced.

The J.C. Penney store will occupy roughly 100,000 square feet at the completion of its expansion. Completion is expected late this year.

J.C. Penney is one of three anchor tenants at the Victorville mall. Cinemark Theatre and Sears are the other two anchors, and a Macy’s store is scheduled to open in 2013.

Kohl’s building in Upland sells for $15.43 million

Real estate firm Faris Lee Investments has brokered the $15.43 million sale of the Kohl’s building at 233 S. Mountain Avenue in Upland.

The 76,712-square-foot building was built in 1978 and renovated in 2009. The property is part of the Mountain Green shopping center.

Faris Lee president Rich Walter and senior managing director Donald MacLellan represented the seller, a Lubert-Adler Management West partnership and the buyer, YFP Kohls Upland LLC. Both parties are based in Los Angeles.

Faris Lee Investments is based in Irvine.

Neiman Marcus outlet to open at Ontario Mills

A Last Call by Neiman Marcus outlet store is scheduled to open in May at Ontario Mills, the shopping center announced today.

The Last Call store is set to occupy a 21,000 square foot space at Ontario Mills, and shopping center management reports that its arrival will be a major aspect of the second phase of the mall’s redevelopment.

The pending arrival of Last Call by Neiman Marcus will require an innovation of Ontario Mills’ north-facing exterior, and mall managers also plan to renovate the existing Nordstrom Rack store.

Previous changes at Ontario Mills include the expansion of its Aeropostale, Burlington Coat Factory and Forever 21 stores, as well as upgraded restrooms and a new guest services center.

Family Dollar to open four Inland Empire stores

Family Dollar, a chain of discount stores, plans to open four Inland Empire stores this month.

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company has Nov. 17 scheduled as the opening date for stores in Ontario, Fontana, Rialto and Riverside.

Family Dollar plans to make the Ontario store its West Coast flagship and company executives are scheduled to appear at a grand opening event there on Nov. 17 and make a $5,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Ontario store is at 980 N. Mountain Plaza. The other stores are at 8933 Sierra Avenue, Fontana; 552 W. Foothill Blvd., Rialto and 5608 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside.