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Mall, facing Erwin Street - new facade with Barnes & Noble
|Location||Woodland Hills, United States|
|No. of stores and services||38 (51)|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||615,400 sq ft (57,170 m2) |
|No. of floors||2|
The Westfield Promenade is a large shopping mall owned by Westfield Group and located on Topanga Canyon Boulevard in the Woodland Hills district of Los Angeles. It was previously known as The Promenade at Woodland Hills and Westfield Shoppingtown Promenade. The mall is anchored by two Macy's department stores (one women's and one men's & furniture) and a 16-screen AMC Theatre.
Opened in 1973 as The Promenade at Woodlands Hills, it was originally a high-fashion center anchored by J. W. Robinson's, Bullocks Wilshire and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Bullocks Wilshire store was renamed I. Magnin in 1990 and in 1995 became a Bullock's Men's store, being renamed Macy's in 1996. The Robinson's store was closed in 1993 and sold to Bullock's, becoming Macy's in 1996 as well. Following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Saks Fifth Avenue used the opportunity to close their underperforming store and it was demolished in 1994 for the addition of the AMC Theatre, which opened in 1996.
The center was briefly acquired by Simon Property Group in 1997, before being sold in 1998 to Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to The Westfield Group. At that time it was renamed "Westfield Shoppingtown Promenade". The unwieldy "Shoppingtown" name was dropped in June 2005.
Westfield Promenade was plagued for years by tenant problems and slow business, although the addition of the movie theatre during renovations after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, more recent renovations in 2001 and the addition of several new retailers and restaurants briefly reignited interest in the center. However, a redevelopment of the Westfield Topanga in the mid-2000s overshadowed the Promenade, leaving the interior mall languishing and causing several anchor tenants like Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Dick's Sporting Goods to leave. In 2015, Macy's announced they were shuttering their two Promenade stores.
The Promenade currently features the following businesses, amongst others:
- AMC Theatres
- The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
- Corner Bakery Cafe
- Maggiano's Little Italy
- P.F. Chang's China Bistro
- Ruth's Chris Steak House
- "Westfield Topanga : Promenade Store Directory". Westfield Group. Accessed May 29, 2011.
- "Property Portfolio - Promenade". Westfield Group. Accessed May 29, 2011.
- "Owner to refit Promenade". Daily News of Los Angeles (CA). May 13, 2000. (subscription required)
- Westfield Promenade official site