Whittwood Town Center

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Whittwood Town Center
Location Whittier, California, United States
Coordinates 33°56′37″N 117°59′39″W / 33.9435°N 117.9941°W / 33.9435; -117.9941Coordinates: 33°56′37″N 117°59′39″W / 33.9435°N 117.9941°W / 33.9435; -117.9941
Address 15608 Whittwood Lane
Opening date 1961
Owner Cole Real Estate Investments
No. of anchor tenants 5
Website Whittwood Town Center

Whittwood Town Center (formerly known as Whittwood Mall) is a shopping mall in Whittier, California.

History[edit]

Whittwood was built in the 1961 as a competitor to The Quad at Whittier. It had three anchor tenants: JC Penney on the east, The Broadway on the west, and Boston Store in the center. Sav-On was located next to JC Penney.

Whittwood originally was an open-air mall, which was initially a success. It was renovated and transformed into an enclosed mall in the 1970s.

A fourth anchor, Mervyns was added in the 1980s near The Broadway. Also a food court was added across from Sav-On.

The exterior was remodeled in the late 1980s to lure businesses from The Quad, which had recently closed. Krikorian Theatres opened a 10 screen Premium movie theatre on the back lot, which was later sold to Regal Cinemas, who closed the theatre by the mid-1990s.

Boston Store closed down in the 1990s, and wasn't replaced by a new anchor.

In 1996, Federated Department Stores brought out the Broadway and decided not to convert the Whittwood store to a Macy's. It was closed and sold to Sears, which moved in by 1998.

The mall closed in 2004, with the three separate anchors remaining open. The only shop open left in the actual mall was Sav-On.

Not long after, the everything except the anchors was demolished. Sav-On moved to a new location within the mall property.

The mall was replaced by a new town center containing big box retailers and new condos were built where the former theatre was.[1]

List of tenants[edit]

Anchor tenants:[2]

Other stores:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whittwood Mall". Dead Malls dot Com. Retrieved August 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Store Directory". Whittwood Town Center. Retrieved August 15, 2012.