East parking lot of Fallbrook Square, with a self-service post office in the foreground, 1978
|Location||West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Address||6633 Fallbrook Avenue|
|Opening date||12 November 1963|
|Developer||Joseph K. Eichenbaum|
|Management||Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.|
|Owner||Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.|
|Architect||Maxwell Starkman and Associates|
|No. of stores and services||42|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||880,000 sq ft (82,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Fallbrook Center is a shopping center located on Fallbrook Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Vanowen Street in West Hills, Los Angeles, California. Fallbrook Center is a 75-acre (300,000 m2), 880,000-square-foot (82,000 m2), open-air shopping center with retailers including Wal-Mart, Trader Joe's, Home Depot, Target, Ulta Beauty, Sprouts Farmers Market, Ross Dress for Less, 24 Hour Fitness, Michael's, and Petco.
The complex, originally known as Fallbrook Square, opened between November 1963 and November 1966. Housing eighty stores and services in an open-air format, it was anchored by large Sears and J.C. Penney locations and included F.W. Woolworth, Ontra Cafeteria, House of Sight and Sound, Karl's Toys, Nibblers Restaurant, and a Market Basket supermarket.
An enclosing renovation was done between April 1984 and July 1986. Target and Mervyn's anchors were added and the complex was renamed Fallbrook Mall. Damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and in decline by the late 1990s, the shopping venue was redeveloped between August 2001 and November 2003, emerging as the 1.2-million-square-foot (110,000 m2) Fallbrook Center of today.
The existing Penney's structure, vacated in April 2001, was retenanted by Kohl's. The Sears, which had re-opened at the nearby Westfield Topanga in 1996, was divided between Big Kmart (upper level) and Burlington Coat Factory (lower level); these opened in 1997. The Big Kmart closed in 2002 and re-opened as a Walmart in January 2004.
The Fallbrook Square sign and marquee can be seen in the 1974 drag racing documentary "Funny Car Summer" when a bicycle drag race event was held there.