Downtown Disney fills another spot vacated by canceled Disneyland hotel project

A whimsical boutique with locations at Walt Disney World and the Venetian Las Vegas has announced plans to open a new location this spring in a section of Downtown Disney vacated for a now-cancelled Disneyland hotel project.

Sugarboo & Co. specializes in home goods, art prints, paper products, handmade ceramics and stamped jewelry inspired by nature, animals and folk art.

The new Downtown Disney shop will be the first California location for Sugarboo & Co., which has stores in Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Florida and Nevada.

The family-owned home decor and gift shop is run by Georgia-based artist Rebecca Puig and named for her “sugarboo” children. The mission of her old-meets-new shop: To send a little good into the world with each Sugarboo piece.

The home goods store Sugarboo & Co. is opening its first California location at Downtown Disney. (Courtesy of Sugarboo & Co.)

Sugarboo & Co. will take over an empty storefront in the West End of the outdoor Disneyland shopping mall that formerly housed the Disney Vacation Club sales office. The space previously housed Apricot Lane, Kitson Kids and Starabilias, according to Mouse Planet.

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The Rainforest Cafe, AMC Theatres, ESPN Zone, Earl of Sandwich, Disney Vacation Club and one of two Starbucks locations at Downtown Disney closed to make room for a 700-room Disney hotel that has since been canceled. Disney pulled the plug on the planned 2021 Downtown Disney hotel after Anaheim eliminated a tax rebate agreement worth $267 million to the company. Hotel construction originally had been set to begin in July 2018.

Downtown Disney’s west end shops continue to open and reopen slowly but steadily following the cancellation of the hotel project.

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The popular Earl of Sandwich and the West End Starbucks have reopened in their former locations.

The limited-time Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration ticketed exhibit will temporarily take over the former ESPN Zone space this spring.

The parent company of the Rainforest Cafe has expressed interest in reopening its jungle-themed restaurant at Downtown Disney.

AMC plans to open a six-screen theater this summer at the Anaheim GardenWalk shopping center located across Harbor Boulevard from Disneyland.

Disney has added food trucks near the unoccupied Rainforest Cafe and AMC Theatres to increase foot traffic in the West End of the outdoor shopping mall.

At the East End of Downtown Disney, the World of Disney flagship store, Wetzel’s Pretzels and Naples Ristorante have been renovated. Ballast Point Brewing Co., Salt & Straw ice cream and Splitsville Luxury Lanes recently joined the mall lineup. Black Tap craft burgers and shakes restaurant next to Ballast Point is expected to open soon.

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