The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center
The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center is an outdoor shopping mall located in Los Angeles, California. Opened in 2000, It is a two level outdoor mix-used center that features a blend of entertainment, dining and shopping. The center is located off Interstate 405, one of the major freeways in Los Angeles with over 297,000 motorists passing daily.
The mall is part of a 70-acre (280,000 m2) business campus that includes space for mixed use office, retail and health facility complexes. Neighbors include a Pepperdine University satellite campus and corporations such as Universal, Univision and Sony. The Bridge Cinema de lux (now a Rave Motion Pictures) a 17-large cinema in this complex, and it has an IMAX screen. The center offers a number of chain restaurants and retail that includes Islands, Johnny Rockets, Starbucks and Nordstrom Rack.
On November 1, 2012, Nordstrom announced that the Nordstrom Rack would relocate to a new 37,675 square foot space at the nearby Westfield Culver City in fall 2013.
 Robbery and hostage situation on January 10-11, 2013
On Thursday, January 10, 2013 at around 10pm, two armed men entered the Nordstrom Rack at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center. They held 14 employees hostage, forcing some to strip and stabbing one employee, sexually assaulting one and pistol-whipping another. The suspects fled in a white SUV after police arrived on the scene. The police followed but lost the car during pursuit. Due to concerns about the possibility that more armed perpetrators were on site, the mall was on lockdown for several hours and movie theater goers were not allowed to leave.
- "Nordstrom Rack At Howard Hughes Center Relocating To Westfield Culver City In Southern California". KCOY12 (in English) (Santa Maria, CA: WorldNow). November 1, 2012. p. 1. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
- Xia, Rosanna; Stevens, Matt and Powers, Ashley (January 12, 2013). "Workers endure violent ordeal at Westchester store". Los Angeles Times (in English) (Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Times). p. 2. Retrieved January 13, 2012.