Fallbrook Center

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Fallbrook Center
Fallbrook Square.jpg
East parking lot of Fallbrook Square, with a self-service post office in the foreground, 1978.
Location West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Coordinates 34°11′25″N 118°37′32″W / 34.190169°N 118.625619°W / 34.190169; -118.625619Coordinates: 34°11′25″N 118°37′32″W / 34.190169°N 118.625619°W / 34.190169; -118.625619
Address 6633 Fallbrook Avenue, West Hills, California 91307
Opening date 12 November 1963
Developer Joseph K. Eichenbaum
Management General Growth Properties, Inc.
Owner General Growth Properties, Inc.
Architect Maxwell Starkman and Associates
No. of stores and services 42
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 880,000 sq ft (82,000 m2)
No. of floors 1
Parking 5,300
Website http://www.fallbrookcenter.com/
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Fallbrook Center is a shopping center located on Fallbrook Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Vanowen Street in West Hills, Los Angeles, California. Fallbrook Center is a 75-acre (300,000 m2), 880,000-square-foot (82,000 m2), open-air shopping center with retailers including Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Kohl's, Home Depot, Target, Ross Dress for Less, 24 Hour Fitness, Michael's, Sport Chalet, and Petco.

History[edit]

The complex, originally known as Fallbrook Square, opened between November 1963 and November 1966. Housing eighty stores and services in an open-air format, it was anchored by large Sears and J.C. Penney locations and included F.W. Woolworth, Ontra Cafeteria, House of Sight and Sound, Karl's Toys, Nibblers Restaurant, and a Market Basket supermarket.[3]

An enclosing renovation was done between April 1984 and July 1986. Target and Mervyn's anchors were added and the complex was renamed Fallbrook Mall. Damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and in decline by the late 1990s, the shopping venue was redeveloped between August 2001 and November 2003, emerging as the 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) Fallbrook Center of today.

The existing Penney's structure, vacated in April 2001, was retenanted by Kohl's. The Sears, which had re-opened at the nearby Westfield Topanga in 1996, was divided between Big Kmart (upper level) and Burlington Coat Factory (lower level). These opened in 1997. The Big Kmart closed and re-opened, as a Wal-Mart, in January 2004.

The Fallbrook Square sign and marquee can be seen in the 1974 drag racing documentary "Funny Car Summer" when a bicycle drag race event was held there.

Fallbrook Center was used as the exterior location of the "Burbank Buymore" on Warner Brothers and NBC's Chuck (TV Series).

List of tenants[edit]

Anchor tenants:[4]

Other stores:

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeWolfe, Evelyn (30 June 1985). "Malls Thrive on Golden Touch". Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ "Fallbrook Center Properties & Leasing". GGP. GGP, Inc. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fallbrook Square". Mall Hall of Fame. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.fallbrookcenter.com/directory

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