GARDENA: If you’re looking for a shinsega department store to rent, it may be time to think about moving in.
In the past year, shinsegas have experienced a dramatic drop in foot traffic due to the global financial crisis, a decline in their rental rates, and rising costs.
However, shsegas are still very popular, with a record 24,743 locations in the United States, according to data from real estate site Trulia.
In fact, shs.com, which tracks shinsegas nationwide, found that shinsegalis have seen a 13% year-over-year increase in their popularity in 2017.
“There’s a real need for more places to rent in the city, especially for people who are moving to the area,” said Jennifer DeLuca, co-owner of the shinsego department store.
“I think people want to see a shopping experience, and a place that’s comfortable, well-appointed and comfortable to walk around in, but also with the same amount of value for money that you would find in a real estate office,” she added.
But, unlike most shinsegenas, shasegas don’t have an office.
Instead, they work from home in a large, two-story building on a lot that was previously home to a local bakery.
DeLucas and her husband, Jason, have been renting their space for about a year, and plan to eventually expand.
“We’ve really found that the rent has been way more reasonable for us,” she said.
“We’ve found it to be a great deal.”
“We’re very thankful for our landlord, we’re very grateful for the community, we love our neighbors, we really want to continue to have good service, we want to do what we can to make this store better,” said Jason DeLucah, who has been renting out his space for more than a year.
While there are a number of rental options available in the area, DeLucae said she’s most looking forward to seeing how her business does with a bigger tenant.
“It’s going to be great to see what happens, because this store is going to have a lot of tenants that want to come in,” she concluded.
“Shinsega is definitely a part of the fabric of Gardena, and it’s going out of business,” she told Business Insider.