UC Marketplace Shopping Center, opened in 1961, has been an integral part of South University City since the neighborhood’s earliest days. Proudly owned by the same family since 1979, the Shopping Center provides our beloved South University City neighborhood of San Diego, California, with a convenient array of retailers and restaurants, as well as a wide variety of service-based businesses and small office spaces. UC Marketplace is centrally and conveniently located at the intersection of Governor Drive and Regents Road, with easy access to Highway 52, Interstate 5, and Interstate 805.

Interesting Facts

Nearly a quarter of leased space is dedicated to office use. Many of the second- floor offices have a spectacular view of North University City and La Jolla.
Consistent with our mission to serve the local neighborhood with its day-to-day needs, the Shopping Center’s largest tenant has always been a grocery store. Today our grocery store tenant is Sprouts Farmers Market.
UC Marketplace is proud that the majority of our tenants are small businesses, many of which are woman and/or immigrant owned.
Comprised of approximately eight acres, UC Marketplace Shopping Center has ample parking, and features mature sycamore trees set in attractive landscaping.
We have been the home of the United States Post Office serving the University City area since 1969.
UC Marketplace is proud to support and be the home of the University City Foundation of Public Schools, and Wee Companions Small Animal Rescue.
Our Shopping Center is the home of the very first Postal Annex franchise, opened in 1985.
The small kiosk space beside the Post Office is emblematic of technological advance. The kiosk tenant in the 1980s was Dean’s Photos. Today’s tenant is My iFix.