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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. 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. 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. 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.
The Santa Monica Place Tour
Santa Monica Place and Third Street 3rd Promenade in California
Santa Monica Place is a shopping mall in Santa Monica, California. The mall is located at the south end of the famous Third Street 3rd Promenade, and is also...
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Santa Monica Mirror
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Global clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced it will open a permanent store at Santa Monica Place in the spring of 2015. The store will house the brand's full assortment of high-quality, functional apparel for people of all ages. The announcement ...
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
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700
“It had been on a slow death watch for a long time,” said Zane, who was the council liaison to DTSM Inc.'s original predecessor, the Third Street Development Corporation. “The opening of Santa Monica Place had accelerated that by sucking the viable retail.
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 ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:33:23 -0700
The Santa Monica Place Uniqlo will offer the brand's full assortment of styles in over 10,000 square feet of the retail center's second level. It is scheduled to open in spring 2015. Uniqlo ran a pop-up shop at the mall during the summer. “Given the ...
Los Angeles Times
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:56:38 -0700
In a bit of fair-play turnabout, Santa Monica Place underwent a redesign and reopened in 2010 as an open-air mall. It now serves as a complementary southern anchor for the promenade, which, with $471 million in taxable sales last year, handily ...
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:37:43 -0700
Nick, who was doing the same thing at Santa Monica Place, also gave out about 300 fliers, but no one hassled him. In fact, he met and took a picture with the Internet celebrity iJustine, who was one of the first people walking out of the store with a ...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:45:00 -0700
A little more upscale than the others on this list, La Sandia at the Santa Monica Place is nonetheless a great student hangout. What brings students and other customers swarming in is their happy hour deals, said Marilyn Foley, who has worked at La ...
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