The Shops at Montebello

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The Shops at Montebello
LocationMontebello, California
Opening date1985
ManagementPacific Retail
OwnerPacific Retail
No. of stores and services120+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area758,504 square feet (70,467.3 m2)
No. of floors2

The Shops at Montebello (formerly "Montebello Town Center") is a shopping mall mainly located within the city limits of Montebello, California, with over 120 national and local retail outlets such as Aeropostale, Disney Store, Hollister, Victoria’s Secret and BJ's Restaurant & Brewery.[1] A small portion of its eastern side is actually within the city limits of Rosemead. It features major department stores, children's stores, smaller shops such as beauty and bath stores, health stores and salons,[2] as well as a small food court. The boundary line between Montebello and Rosemead runs through the eastern end of the mall. Policing is provided by the City of Montebello. It was managed by The Macerich Company before being sold to Simon Property Group in 2011. The mall features 758,504 sq ft of leasable retail space. As of 2019, Simon no longer owns the mall. Pacific Retail announced ownership of the mall on the company Instagram page on January 24, 2019.[3]

The mall serves this ethnically diverse trade area with four department stores (JCPenney, two Macy's stores (the second being Macy's home), and Forever 21) and 160 shops, eateries and restaurants. The mall is located directly adjacent to State Route 60, between the Paramount Boulevard and San Gabriel Boulevard off-ramps.

Construction of the mall began in 1980 and was completed in 1985 by Donahue-Schriber.[4] The mall opened for business for the 1985 holiday season. A comprehensive remodel was almost totally completed in 2009, in time for the winter holidays. The remainder of the remodel was completed in June 2010 and includes an elegantly styled center court with more "high end" stores such as Coach fine leathers and Aldo fashion footwear.[1] The mall was again remodeled in 2016. The food court was renovated along with enhanced entryways, landscaping, signage, and outdoor seating.[5] The anchor store H&M was also remodeled.[6]

The mall's original anchors were JCPenney, Mervyns and May Company California. May Company became Robinsons-May in 1993. Macy's built a new store and opened as a fourth anchor in 2001. The Robinsons-May store became a Macy's in 2006, with the former Macy's building being remade into a Macy's Home store. Mervyns went out of business in 2008 and became a Forever 21 in 2009.


Coordinates: 34°02′09″N 118°05′02″W / 34.0359°N 118.0839°W / 34.0359; -118.0839


  1. ^ a b "Welcome To The Shops at Montebello - A Shopping Center In Montebello, CA - A Simon Property". Simon Property Group, L.P. and/or Its Affiliates (NYSE: SPG). Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Montebello Town Center". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ "PacificRetail Capital Partners's Instagram post: "Thrilled to introduce #PacificRetail's Los Angeles asset, @shopmontebello! Be sure to follow along for the latest and greatest…"". Instagram.
  4. ^ LA Times - $95-Million Montebello Shopping Center to Open
  5. ^ Simon Properties Group Renovation Description
  6. ^ KTGY Architecture + Planning Renovations Description

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