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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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980 news items

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:06:42 -0700

In an email to Chamber of Commerce members, Rosen said Julia Ladd, AVP of Santa Monica Place/Macerich, and Chair 2014-2015 will return to finish the 2015-2016 term as Chair. “We are eternally grateful to Gregory for his support and wise leadership,” ...
 
The Lookout News
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:18:45 -0700

The project is a joint venture between Santa Monica Place owner Macerich and the theater chain ArcLight, which is a subsidiary of Pacific Theatres Exhibition Corp. The two companies are already partnering on a movie theater project at Santa Monica ...
 
The Lookout News
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 23:33:45 -0700

The project, a joint venture between Santa Monica Place owner Macerich and the theater chain ArcLight, calls for a 100,000-square-foot mixed-use development featuring an 84-foot-high, four-story building with up to 16 movie screens and approximately ...

Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Mirror
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:41:15 -0700

... Park, Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, Perry's at the Beach, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital, Downtown Santa Monica, Ron Foth Advertising and platinum sponsor Santa Monica Place.

Construction Dive

Construction Dive
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Plus, two upscale, open-air shopping areas — the Grove and Santa Monica Place — have become increasingly popular, Westfield co-CEO Peter Lowy told the Times. To compete, Westfield is re-creating the mall as a “lifestyle center” — a destination for ...

LA Magazine

LA Magazine
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:07:30 -0700

Now, being a Midwesterner, I love a good mall; I was literally the first one getting a hard hat tour before the new Santa Monica Place opened, and when Caruso and Co. threw a fantastic bash for the Nordstrom at Americana at Brand, I couldn't get ...

LA Canyon News

LA Canyon News
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:52:30 -0700

A joint venture between Santa Monica Place owner, Macerich and theater chain, Arc Light, the project was to build a movie theater on the west side of Fourth Street between Arizona Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. The 100,000-square-foot project ...

Naples Herald

Naples Herald
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:14:56 -0700

He returned to Florida and worked as designer of stores for Chico's FAS Inc., the Designer of Record for Santa Monica Place and The Mall of San Juan and as the Senior Store Planner for the TJX Companies. While working for TJX and Chico's, he really ...
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