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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
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:15:00 -0800

Santa Monica Place rings in the Lunar New Year with lots of cultural entertainment this weekend. The shopping center will be celebrating “The Year of the Ram” with pageantry and authenticity. The Lunar New Year – also known as the Spring Festival ...
Santa Monica Daily Press
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:03:45 -0800

Acclaimed pianist Sean Chen will kick off this weekend's Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in a performance Friday, Feb. 20, at Santa Monica Place. Chen, who is being presented by the New West Symphony in collaboration with Santa Monica Place, will ...

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Santa Monica Daily Press
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:15:00 -0800

Jerde's last project was the reshaping of Santa Monica Place, removing the roof and opening it to the Third Street Promenade, in collaboration with fellow partner David Rogers, FAIA. Jerde was born January 22, 1940, in Alton, Ill, and grew up in ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:18:45 -0800

The loss prevention agent continued to tell the officers that the suspect then exited the store so he followed him across Colorado Ave. and into Santa Monica Place mall, and then towards Fifth St. and Broadway. The officers then spoke with the suspect ...
The Lookout News
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 04:22:30 -0800

Gordon, whose group formed ten years ago to fight three 21-story towers and a 15-story office building proposed to replace Santa Monica Place, agreed. “I think we are at a different place now,” she said. “And I think that residents have, to a certain ...
Santa Monica Daily Press
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:03:45 -0800

... city and other stakeholders, including Caltrans, Big Blue Bus and private property owners adjacent to the City-owned site, as well as Sears and the Felcor Corporation (which owns the Wyndham Hotel) — and could even involve Santa Monica Place (more ...
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, ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:49:57 -0800

Santa Monica Place held a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 23, to officially inaugurate its new Concierge Lounge. In celebration of the grand opening, the public was invited to visit the Concierge Lounge during mall hours for refreshments.

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