Lakewood Center

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Lakewood Center
Location Lakewood, California, USA
Coordinates 33°51′02″N 118°08′24″W / 33.85047°N 118.14011°W / 33.85047; -118.14011Coordinates: 33°51′02″N 118°08′24″W / 33.85047°N 118.14011°W / 33.85047; -118.14011
Opening date 1951
Management The Macerich Company
Owner The Macerich Company
No. of stores and services 250
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 2,100,000 sq ft (200,000 m2) (GLA)
No. of floors 1; 2-story food court (2 in Costco, JCPenney, and Target, 3 in Macy's)

Lakewood Center is a super-regional shopping mall in Lakewood, California. It is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's (formerly Robinsons-May), Forever 21, and Target. Macy's formerly operated a 210,000 sq ft (20,000 m2). store in the mall, but closed due to the Federated-May merger. At 2,093,006 square feet (194,446.6 m2), the Lakewood Center is ranked among the largest retail shopping malls by gross leasable area in the United States.[1] In 2004, the Lakewood Center's sales amounted to $393 per square foot with an approximate 11.2 million shoppers.[2]

The mall is owned and operated by The Macerich Company and is part of its trifecta of "Shop One Shop All" malls in southeast Los Angeles County along with the Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos and the Stonewood Center in Downey.[3]

Anchors and majors[edit]

Former anchors[edit]

  • Montgomery Wards (opened 1975, closed 2001, demolished 2002, rebuilt as Target in 2003, formerly Butler Brothers and Golds Furniture site)
  • May Company (renamed Robinsons-May, closed 2006, reopened as Macys 2006)
  • Macy's, original location (opened 2002, closed 2006, relocated to larger Robinsons-May space)
  • Mervyn's (first location 1982-2001, now mall space and food court, second location 2001-2008, now Forever 21)
  • Bullock's (freestanding, demolished for Home Depot)
  • Buffum's (freestanding, converted in 1991 to Pacific 9 Theatres, demolished 2011)


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