The Quad at Whittier

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The Quad at Whittier
The Quad in Whittier, CA.jpg
Side Entrance of the Quad
LocationWhittier, California, USA
Coordinates33°57′39″N 118°1′56″W / 33.96083°N 118.03222°W / 33.96083; -118.03222Coordinates: 33°57′39″N 118°1′56″W / 33.96083°N 118.03222°W / 33.96083; -118.03222
AddressCnr SEC Whittier Blvd. & Painter Avenue
Opening date1953
OwnerTerramar Retail Centers
No. of anchor tenants7
Total retail floor area432,596 sq ft
WebsiteThe Quad at Whittier
The front corner of the Quad in Whittier, CA

The Quad at Whittier is a shopping mall in Whittier, California.

It was built in 1953[1] and expanded in 1965 with the addition of a May Company California department store.[2] Arcadia-based Hinshaw's and Pasadena-based Nash's were other major tenants.[3]

After the center was destroyed by the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, its owners began renovating it as a strip mall.[4][5] Hinshaw's, the only store not affected by the earthquake, closed in 1992.[6]

The current shopping center includes Burlington Coat Factory (which opened in 1999[7] in the old Hinshaw's), Michael's, Old Navy, Rubi's, Ross Dress for Less, Staples, Olive Garden, Chili's, and TJ Maxx.[8]


  1. ^ "WHITTIER QUAD Offers Variety". Los Angeles Times. Mar 11, 1976.
  2. ^ "May Co. Opens Store in Whittier Tomorrow". Los Angeles Times. Aug 1, 1965.
  3. ^ "Fourth Nash Store Opens at Whittier on Friday". Los Angeles Times. Nov 7, 1954.
  4. ^ "Whittier New Guidelines Adopted to Help Boost Struggling Mall". Los Angeles Times. Mar 3, 1988.
  5. ^ "Whittier Quad to Be Remodeled". Los Angeles Times. Mar 15, 1987.
  6. ^ Heck, Marilyn (Jan 8, 1992). "Hinshaw's Stays in Arcadia, but Whittier Site to Close". Los Angeles Times. Just a few years after the earthquake, the remains of the popular May.Co. were transferred to Whittier Boulevard which runs on the north side, and Ocean View Avenune north-south, on the southeastern corner to become a popular medical plaza.
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