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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


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, 30 Sep 2015 06:00:06 -0700

Fashion Show at Santa Monica Place celebrating Italian designers benefiting the Santa Monica – Malibu Education Foundation and featuring local civic leader models (Kathleen Rawson, President of Downtown Santa Monica; Jacqueline Seabrooks, Santa ...
Santa Monica Daily Press
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 06:52:30 -0700

For upscale shopping center Santa Monica Place, it means a distinctive blend of merchandise featuring world-famous luxury brands like Tiffany & Co., Diane Von Furstenberg and Louis Vuitton. “Ideally these are products that visitors can't get where they ...
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:09:13 -0700

Santa Monica Place, Third St Promenade and Montana Ave are the city's main shopping areas. Santa Monica Place is a large indoor/outdoor mall and Third St carries mainly international chain labels; they are two of the most popular places to shop ...


Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:15:00 -0700

Fox TV has an event this weekend to get everyone excited about its new series THE GRINDER that premieres on Tuesday night September 29. Saturday September 26 in Santa Monica, CA, fans will get a chance to be sketched into a courtroom scene ...

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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:10:01 -0700

E-tailers are all about getting into the hands of shoppers IRL these days. The latest online-only brand to nab a brick-and-mortar space is Culver City-based Sole Society, which opens its first pop-up boutique at Santa Monica Place today. Slated to hold ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:41:31 -0700

Passersby on 4th and Colorado have keenly been observing the increasing skyline of Santa Monica Place as exteriors are near completion for ArcLight's latest location. The new cinema complex will feature signature amenities that movie-lovers enjoy, ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Thu, 28 May 2015 08:33:45 -0700

An officer of the Santa Monica Police Department was called out to the Nike Store at 8 pm at 118 Santa Monica Place in order to investigate a report of embezzlement involving an employee of the store. Upon arrival at the location the officer spoke with ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:24:18 -0700

Santa Monica Place has received the China-Ready Designation from the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, according to its head company Macerich. Santa Monica Place earned this high-profile distinction as a result of the many amenities the ...

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