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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 The Rouse Company
Management Macerich
Owner Macerich
Architect Frank Gehry (1980), Jon Jerde (2010)
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 475,000sf[1]
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 Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade shopping district, two blocks from the beach and Santa Monica Pier. The mall spans three levels, and is anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and an ArcLight Cinema. The mall's tenant mix is predominantly upscale, featuring Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Emporio Armani, and Diane Von Furstenberg.

It underwent a massive, three-year renovation process beginning in January 2008[2] and was re-opened as a modern outdoor shopping mall on August 6, 2010.[3]

Old indoor mall design by Frank Gehry


History[edit]

Santa Monica Place originally opened in 1980 at the apex of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, developed by The Rouse Company. Anchored by Robinsons-May and Macy's, it featured 120 shops & restaurants and a food court, spanning three levels. Notably, Santa Monica Place was one of the first works of architect Frank Gehry early in his professional career with Gruen Associates.[4]

Macerich purchased Santa Monica Place from Rouse in 1999, and rumors of major changes to the then-flailing shopping center were reported.[5] In 2004, the company proposed tearing down the mall and replacing it with a 10-acre (40,000 m2) complex of high-rise condos, shops and offices.[6] 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.[7]

The $250 million project removed the mall's roof and gutted the interior, replacing it with two levels of retail shops and a third level food court. At the same time, Macy's was converted into a Bloomingdale's while the then-empty Robinsons-May was replaced with a Nordstrom. Dallas-based Omniplan served as the executive architects in association with The Jerde Partnership who served as the design architects.[8] 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.[9]

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Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700

For three days (July 21-July 24, 2015), Santa Monica will serve as the base camp for these Special Olympics athletes by providing an opportunity to visit iconic Santa Monica locations including Muscle Beach, Downtown Santa Monica and Santa Monica Place ...
 
The Lookout News
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:07:30 -0700

Downtown Santa Monica shoppers like Teresa McFall of Alhambra say they find a refreshing bonus by driving the few extra miles to browse Santa Monica Place's more than two dozen high-end and specialty retailers and stroll the Third Street Promenade's ...
 
The Lookout News
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

Parade sponsors include the City of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Place and Buy Local Santa Monica, among others. For more information, call 323-521-9672, ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:46:05 -0700

Julia Ladd of Santa Monica Place/Macerich and her board will be thanked for their support and efforts during the past year and new chair, Gregory Day, General Manager at Shutters by the Beach, and the new Board will be installed by Mayor Kevin McKeown.
 
The Lookout News
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:18:45 -0700

“Although we are supposedly at the beginning of the Arizona approval process, our city elected and appointed officials have eagerly embraced it -- a lot like the original three 21-story towers proposal for Santa Monica Place and last year's Hines ...
 
The Lookout News
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:48:45 -0700

Snier also provides a brief overview of the evolution of Third Street Promenade, which has its roots as the City's first shopping center, and Santa Monica Place, which was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry and originally opened as an enclosed ...
 
Santa Monica Dispatch
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:41:15 -0700

This massive 420,000-square foot, mixed-use project would be nearly as big as Santa Monica Place and it will be significantly higher. It is in the heart of Santa Monica's already gridlocked downtown, spanning a full city block and constitutes one of ...
 
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 ...
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