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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
Architect Frank Gehry (1980), Jon Jerde (2010)
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.

Old indoor mall design by Frank Gehry

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 before being completely redesigned in 2010 as an outdoor mall by Jon Jerde. 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.


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.[1] 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.[2] The grand reopening occurred on August 6, 2010. The architect for the redesign was Jon Jerde, it was his last major work before he died.

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

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Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Fri, 22 May 2015 10:03:45 -0700

“We thank Julia Ladd of Santa Monica Place/Macerich and her wonderful board for their exceptional efforts this year and welcome new Board Chair, Gregory Day and wish him the very best in the coming year.” Also honored at the event will be Santa Monica ...
Santa Monica Daily Press
Wed, 13 May 2015 06:41:15 -0700

If you've been to the third level of the Santa Monica Place mall recently you might have noticed some striking changes. A Cheesecake Factory is replacing Zengo and La Sandia, an ArcLight Cinema is under construction with hopes of completion later this ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:00:22 -0700

... we have to be extra-vigilant to protect... ( Alene Dawson ). Uniqlo also plans to open at Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, on June 5. Events. cComments. Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment.
Santa Monica Dispatch
Wed, 06 May 2015 18:37:02 -0700

... Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows & MSD Capital L.P., Huntley Santa Monica Beach, MINI of Santa Monica, The Plaza of Santa Monica, Providence St. John's Health Center, Santa Monica Place, Brad Simpson and Stacy White of Partners Trust, Stifel, ...
Santa Monica Dispatch
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:30:00 -0700

Will the wealthy buyers of the condominiums shop at our locally owned shops or will they shop at Tiffany's and Bloomingdales in the newly renovated Santa Monica Place? Removing that many working class rental units will increase the number of employees ...

LA Magazine

LA Magazine
Wed, 20 May 2015 10:12:41 -0700

Work is wrapping on the western terminus near Santa Monica Place and early testing is happening in Cheviot Hills. Pictures recently appeared on social media showing a train stuck along Overland Avenue, but it appeared to be a minor snafu. Barring any ...

LA Weekly

Eater LA
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:03:41 -0700

For all the faults of Santa Monica Place, Kenney himself seems no worse for the wear. His new spot Plant Food & Wine is aiming for an Abbot Kinney debut in a few weeks (in the former Axe space), and there are talks to apparently open up a second ...
Santa Monica Mirror
Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:15:00 -0800

Santa Monica Place has confirmed that The Cheesecake Factory is coming to its shopping mall next year. “We can confirm that The Cheesecake Factory will be opening at Santa Monica Place in the fall of 2015,” said Shoshana Puccia, Senior Manager, ...

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