Lakewood Center

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Lakewood Center
LocationLakewood, California, United States
Coordinates33°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 date1951
OwnerMacerich (60%) and GIC (40%)
No. of stores and services225
No. of anchor tenants7
Total retail floor area2,100,000 sq ft (200,000 m2) (GLA)
No. of floors1

Lakewood Center is a super-regional shopping mall in Lakewood, California and the oldest fully enclosed shopping mall in the United States, having first opened to the public in 1951. It is anchored by Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, JCPenney, Macy's (formerly Robinsons-May), Forever 21, and Target. 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 Macerich 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]


Lakewood Center open in 1952 on 259 acres, located 21 Miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. The mall included 18 stores including a 4 Level (347,000 sq ft) May Company & a 3 Level (88,000 sq ft) Butler Brothers.

Transit access[edit]

The mall is accessible by LACMTA Metro Local Lines 265 and 266, and Long Beach Transit Lines 91, 93 (weekdays only), 103, 111, 112 and 191.

Line 91 only runs to the mall on weekends and Line 191 stops along Del Amo Boulevard.


  1. ^ Largest Shopping Malls in the United States
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2006. Retrieved December 5, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 1, 2006. Retrieved December 5, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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