City could buy Wild West Shopping Center

Businesses in the Wild West Shopping Center near Stockdale Highway and where Highway 58 ends are in the path of the proposed Centennial Corridor, as shown in this file photo.

The Wild West Shopping Center, which for decades was the bane of inattentive drivers exiting westbound Highway 58, could be sold to the city for slightly more than $7.9 million if the Bakersfield City Council approves a purchase agreement Wednesday.

Should Bakersfield use federal money to buy the 4.8-acre shopping center, which has 50,219 square feet of rentable space in three separate buildings, it would be the city’s most expensive single property purchase to build Centennial Corridor, the controversial proposed freeway link between 58 and the Westside Parkway.


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