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Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica Place Macerich.jpg
Location Santa Monica, California, USA
Opening date 1980 (reopened on August 6, 2010)
Developer Macerich
Management Macerich
Owner Macerich
No. of floors 3
Parking Structured
Website Official Website

Santa Monica Place is a shopping mall in Santa Monica, California. The mall is located at the south end of the famous Third Street Promenade and is also two blocks from the beach and Santa Monica Pier. It underwent a massive, three-year renovation process beginning in January 2008 and was re-opened as a modern outdoor shopping mall on August 6, 2010.

Santa Monica Place originally opened in 1980 adjacent to the old Third Street Mall and was renovated in 1991 and again in 1996. For the next ten years, the mall was a three-story, 570,000-square-foot (53,000 m2) complex. It featured 120 shops, including upscale brands such as Kenneth Cole and Williams-Sonoma, along with its largest store, Macy's. It is 152,000 sq ft (14,100 m2) on three levels. The mall also featured a Robinsons May department store, but this was closed due to the merger between Federated/May Co. in 2006.

Santa Monica Place was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry early in his professional career with Gruen Associates, constructed in 1980, and renovated in 1990. It has served as a backdrop for several films and television shows, most notably the exterior of the Ridgemont Mall in Fast Times at Ridgemont High; it has also been used in Pretty in Pink as well as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Beverly Hills, 90210, and in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

On August 24, 2014, Santa Monica Place banned Alex Mandel for life based on a video they saw on Youtube of how to stop escalators.[1] Said video featured Alex and has generated over 1,000,000 hits. Alex Mandel is a Youtube vlogger and the son of comedian Howie Mandel.


Developer, The Macerich Company, purchased the mall in 1999 and in 2004 proposed tearing down the mall and replacing it with a 10-acre (40,000 m2) complex of high-rise condos, shops and offices.[2] The plan met with strong opposition from local residents who felt the project did not meet the low-rise character of the neighborhood and would worsen traffic. In a second 2007 proposal, Macerich significantly scaled back its plans, which was received as positive by the public, and was passed. The project involves removing the mall's roof, gutting out the interior, creating public walkways, an indoor/outdoor dining deck, and other adaptive reuse measures. The two anchor department stores have also been converted, with Macy's rebuilt as Bloomingdale's and Robinson's-May replaced with a Nordstrom. Dallas-based Omniplan served as the executive architects in association with The Jerde Partnership who served as the design architects.[3] The grand reopening occurred on August 6, 2010.

Santa Monica Place also contains many upscale stores such as Tiffany & Co., Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, AllSaints, Barney's Co-Op, Emporio Armani, Burberry, Coach, Kenneth Cole, Swarovski, Ted Baker, Tory Burch and kate spade new york.


  1. ^ Alex Mandel, [(@AlexMandel) https://twitter.com/AlexMandel/statuses/503394659259789313]
  2. ^ Martha Groves, [Hopes high for low-profile mall http://articles.latimes.com/2007/mar/05/local/me-mall5], Los Angeles Times, March 5, 2007.
  3. ^ Marissa Gluck, Santa Monica Place Swaps Gehry for Airy, The Architect's Newspaper, August 6, 2010.

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Santa Monica Mirror
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:48:45 -0800

Santa Monica Place has announced it will open a new Concierge Lounge on Tuesday, Dec. 23. The beachside shopping center will offer amenities and guest services that are unmatched to any other shopping venue of its caliber to accommodate the visiting ...

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Santa Monica Mirror
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:28:43 -0800

Santa ushered in the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Santa Monica Place's Tree Lighting Ceremony. Partnered with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., Santa Monica Place created a magical evening with holiday festivities starting with a parade down ...
Santa Monica Mirror
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800

In honor of Santa's arrival, children of all ages are invited to have breakfast with jolly ole' St. Nick at Santa Monica Place this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 am to 10:30 am. Children will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Santa while enjoying a ...

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Santa Monica Mirror
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:37:30 -0800

White House | Black Market held a grand re-opening for its new boutique at Santa Monica Place on Saturday, Nov. 22. The new 'resort' inspired store design introduces a soft palette of finishes and materials, including warm woods, polished concrete, sea ...
The Lookout News
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:26:15 -0800

... 2014--Third-grader Judah Gardner went straight for the cars and games he'd like to get for Christmas, picking out presents from a stack during the Santa Monica Police Activities League's annual toy wrap party Monday night at Santa Monica Place.
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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:26:15 -0800

Emerging artist Skylar Stecker will perform two concerts at Santa Monica Place this Sunday, Dec. 7, one at 1 pm followed by a second show at 3 pm. Skylar will be singing a mix of Christmas songs and original music, including her new single, "Rooftop ...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:41:15 -0800

When Black Friday arrives this Nov. 28, retailers at Santa Monica Place will welcome holiday shoppers to store specials and customer perks. While taking advantage of Black Friday deals, shoppers can also enjoy the Center's amenities such as same day ...
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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:54:39 -0800

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