San Marcos Square Welcomes Sunnyside Learning Center to the Re-Envisioned Center

Sunnyside Learning Center has signed a 10-year lease to occupy an approximate 3,634 square foot space at San Marcos Square retail center at 172 South Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos for $784,944. Senior Directors, Dan McCarthy and Kyle Clark, along with Associate, Natalie Baylon represented the lessor, Intersection, in the transaction. 

San Marcos Square was acquired by Intersection in 2017, in which the company has made significant renovations and brought various new tenants to the re-imagined center. “We were looking for an operator that would fill a need in the community,” said Baylon. 

Intersection leveraged their affiliation with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce to engage with the community directly during a business mixer. From there, in coordination with Economic Development Manager, Tess Sangster, the team was referred to Sunnyside Learning Center. 

Sunnyside Learning Center was looking for an opportunity to expand their current in-home operations as a childcare provider for infants and toddlers. As an essential service, the expansion will enable safe education among a larger enrollment. Their new space at San Marcos Square consists of four total retail suites being combined into one larger suite to include several classrooms, an administrative office and an outdoor play area. The outdoor area, which is currently unused parking spaces will be converted into a productive amenity for the preschool, not visible from the street. The space is currently undergoing build-out and is expected to open before the end of 2020.

McCarthy said, “the addition of Sunnyside Learning Center creates a synergistic effect as Intersection drives a new-retail experience at this highly visible asset”.

Emily Bane is the Marketing Manager at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. Contact Emily at