CALEXICO — The Los Angeles-based developers planning a huge shopping mall west of the downtown port of entry here will not be breaking ground any time soon, according to city sources.
They don't even own the ground yet.
Calexico City Manager Richard Inman said the developers, M&A Gabay LLP of Los Angeles, have not submitted a formal building plan or financial prospectus for the mall project.
Marvin Mayne, a real estate consultant for the owner of 7 acres near the port, said the developers have not contacted his client, Raymond Lopez, about buying his land, which would be part of the project.
Meanwhile, Lopez wants to build a truck parking lot on his acreage and the project has been approved already by the Calexico Planning Commission.