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The Oaks Shopping Center is a two-level indoor/outdoor, super-regional shopping mall located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is owned and managed by Macerich. Accessible from the US Highway 101 Ventura Freeway midway between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, it is one of two malls in its area (competing with the Simi Valley Town Center) and the largest shopping center in Ventura County. The 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) mall was originally built in 1978 and was renovated in 1993. Starting in February 2007, the center has undergone an extensive upgrade including interior finishes, restrooms, entrance canopies and skylights to reflect a modern Spanish and Santa Barbara-influenced design. The expansion includes a Muvico 14-screen stadium seat theater and Bogarts, a full-service restaurant. Additional features include a 10-unit Spanish Dining Hall and amenities like family restrooms with granite, stacked flagstone and limestone tile. Centered around the theatre are four sit-down restaurants: Lazy Dog Cafe and Red Robin, which are both connected to a 112,330-square-foot (10,436 m2) retail expansion in an outdoor environment, while Olive Garden and Red Lobster are located across the parking lot. The Cheesecake Factory is located inside the Shopping Center with patio dining available.
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