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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 an upscale 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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52 news items

Santa Monica Mirror
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:18:08 -0700

Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to an unspecified restaurant at Santa Monica Place mall on 5:48 pm on this day to investigate. When the officers arrived they spoke with an employee of the restaurant who told them the ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

British sensations Rixton will hit center stage at Santa Monica Place for a free live concert at 7 pm this Wednesday, Oct. 8. The band will include a performance of their new single, "Wait On Me" from their debut album, "Let The Road" set for release ...
British Weekly
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0700

Hundreds of fans gathered at Santa Monica Place Wednesday night to watch the Manchester four-piece Rixton perform at a free concert. Santa Monica Place also streamed the concert live for one night only on their YouTube channel. The band performed ...
The Lookout News
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0700

In 2007, O'Connor voted to approve renovations on Santa Monica Place, which is owned by Santa Monica-based Macerich Company, and in 2008 and 2009 voted to approve facade improvements to City –owned parking garages, with the construction set to ...
The Lookout News
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0700

However, Silvern did say the airport provided the number of jobs equal to a mall “two-thirds the size of Santa Monica Place.” Silvern also said that because of the diverse types of businesses on the airport property, the jobs “and the direct economic ...
The Lookout News
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700

... contract was rescinded after Gould learned that in an April 2006 newspaper column Riel had criticized the City's failure to release public documents concerning its relations with Macerich, which was proposing a major redevelopment of Santa Monica ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:59:50 -0700

With the attraction of the pier and Santa Monica Place being huge tourist destinations especially on the weekends where congestion is at its heaviest there is really nothing that can be done. The city has tried one-way streets in the past and that ...
Apparel News
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:45 -0700

The Macerich Co., which owns Santa Monica Place and a host of other shopping centers across the country, said its tenants saw their annual sales per square foot inch up 4 percent from one year ago. Annual sales went from $549 a square foot last year to ...

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