The Shops at Montebello
The Shops at Montebello (formerly "Montebello Town Center") is a shopping mall mainly located within the city limits of Montebello, California, with over 160 national and local retail outlets - such as Aeropostale, Disney Store, Gymboree, Hollister, Victoria’s Secret and BJ's Restaurant & Brewery. A small portion of its eastern side is actually within the city limits of Rosemead, California. It features major department stores, children's stores, smaller shops such as beauty and bath stores, health stores and salons. and 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.
The mall serves this ethnically diverse trade area with four department stores (JCPenney, two Macy's, the second being Macy's home and 160 shops, eateries and restaurants. The mall is located directly adjacent to the Highway 60 Pomona Freeway, between the Paramount Blvd and San Gabriel Blvd off-ramps.
Construction of the mall began in 1980 and was completed in 1985 by Donahue-Schriber.[dead link] The mall opened for business for 1985 Holiday Season. A comprehensive remodel was almost totally completed in 2009, in time for the holiday season. The remainder of the remodel was completed in June 2010 and includes an elegantly styled center court with more "high end" or tony stores suchs as Coach fine leathers and, Aldo fashion footwear
The mall's original anchors were JCPenney, Mervyns and May Company. May Company became Robinsons-May in 1993. Macy's built a new store and opened as a fourth anchor in 2002. 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.
- JCPenney (139,316 sq ft.)
- Macy's (140,468 sq ft., formerly Robinsons-May)
- Macy's Home (90,000 sq ft., formerly Macy's)
- Forever 21 (87,061 sq ft., formerly Mervyn's)
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