Newberry Lofts History

Rounding out the triumvirate of five & dime stores along Pine Avenue, the J.J. Newberry building opened its doors at its newly constructed Long Beach location in 1951. 

Approximately ten years after its initial opening, the Pine Avenue J.J. Newberry store was one of 565 in 45 American states and Canada with total yearly company-wide sales of $291 million. 

Having a good run for nearly five decades in Long Beach on downtown's premier retail shopping street, J.J. Newberry evaporated into a historical footnote.  The building’s doors were finally shuttered in 1994. 

However, with the ‘adaptive reuse’ surge taking place in Long Beach, the resurrection of the Newberry location followed relatively quickly.  In December of 2005, city officials approved the building as a “mixed-use development”.

Interstices, Inc., the Long Beach-based architects (also responsible for the design of the neighboring Kress and Walker lofts) successfully received city approval to modify the original project plan by boosting the number of units from 18 to 28 (18-Lofts & 10-Penthouses).   6,500 square feet was set aside for retail space on the lower floor.  Some of the original terrazzo floors can be seen in the garage basement and throughout the first floor.

With the recent completion of this carefully planned renovation project, appointments will soon be set for prospective residents to tour these inspiring units in this historical building.


High ceilings, Italian soft-close kitchen cabinets, Engineered hardwood floors, Stainless steel appliances, Quartz countertops, Brushed steel back splash, Walk-in closets, Skylights, Tiled shower with tub, Hansgrohe fixtures and much more. Penthouses have a separate bedroom and large outdoor living space. 


Plan 1 (Open floor plan loft with patio): SOLD OUT! Units range from 992-1143 square feet. 

Plan 2 (Open floor plan loft with patio): 5 Available. Units range from 992-1135 square feet. 

Plan 3 (Open floor plan loft with no patio): 10 Available. Units range from 1105-1445 square feet. 

Plan 4 (Penthouse loft with separate bedroom, skylights, Fireplace, and large Patio): 10 Available. Units range from 900-999 square feet. 


Engel & Völkers

Amy Hlad BRE #01967236

Emily Saenz BRE #01314273