Westfield Burwood

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Westfield Burwood
Burwood Westfield.JPG
Opening date 1966 (original)
August 2000 (new)
Owner The Westfield Group
No. of stores and services 247[1]
No. of anchor tenants 6[1]
Total retail floor area 63,614 m2 (684,735 sq ft)[1]
Parking 2,940[1]
Website westfield.com/burwood
Old Westfield Burwood, view from Burwood Park

Westfield Burwood is a large shopping centre in Sydney's Inner West suburb of Burwood. Located on Burwood Rd opposite Burwood Park. First opened in 1966 and completely rebuilt in 2000, The centre currently features approx. 247 stores and services as well as 6 anchor tenants including David Jones. There is also a large food court, 2 Supermarkets and Cinema.

Events[edit]

Westfield Burwood participates in Burwood's Christmas Carols in the Park in December. The event is held in Burwood Park, which is opposite Westfield.

History[edit]

Westfield Burwood first opened in 1966, and was one of the first shopping centres in Australia.[2] The original centre was half the size it is today, and was first to have a Hoyts cinema inside the centre (later closed sometime in the 1980s). The original centre was partially built on the site of the old Hoyts Astor theatre which was rebuilt as the Hoyts Burwood.Farmers was the original main store becoming a subsidiary of Myers and later renamed.Westfield Burwood was renovated in 1972 and again in 1976.

In 2000, the centre underwent a $300 million redevelopment, and was the first Westfield to be completely demolished and rebuilt. The redevelopment doubled the size of the original centre, allowed for more stores in the centre and created Food on the Park, the food court that extends to a balcony overlooking the park. The new Westfield Burwood was opened in August 2000.

The Myer store closed on Saturday, 24 March 2007. A David Jones store opened on 5 May 2007 by model Megan Gale. It was the first David Jones store to open in Sydney's Inner West i.e. between Market Street and Elizabeth Street and Parramatta. A new cosmetics department was built, the whole top floor was renovated and carpets were relaid in some sections. Store fittings in other departments remained the same.

Current[edit]

Westfield Burwood houses 247 services and stores as well as 6 anchor tenants who are, Coles, Woolworths, K-Mart, Target, David Jones and 12 screen Event Cinemas. There is a food court that has McDonalds, KFC, Oporto, Sumo Salad and 200 more specialty stores including fashion, homewares, services and food.

Access[edit]

Westfield Burwood has over 3000 parking spaces accessible via Wilga St or Victoria St.[3] Burwood is serviced by various public transport services to destinations including Sydney Airport, City, Parramatta, Campsie & Five Dock and Westfield Burwood is a short walk from Burwood railway station.

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