Westfield Culver City
Interior view of Westfield Culver City in 2014.
|Location||Culver City, California, USA|
|Address||6000 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230-6482|
|Opening date||October 1975|
|Developer||The Hahn Company|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||1,061,687 sq ft (98,633.9 m2)|
|No. of floors||3/2 (3 for the Macy's, JCPenney and former Robinsons-May buildings)|
Westfield Culver City (also known as the Fox Hills Mall), is a shopping mall in Culver City, California, owned by the Westfield Group. Its anchor stores are Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Macy's, Nordstrom Rack, and Target. Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to Westfield Group, acquired the shopping center in 1998 and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Fox Hills", dropping the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005. The former Robinsons-May department store closed in 2006 and was redeveloped into a Target and a Best Buy store in 2009.
A transit center is located in the malls parking lot which is served by Culver City Transit Bus routes 2, 3, 4, 6. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus routes 12, 14 and Metro Local Bus routes 108, 110, 217, 358.
Opened in October 1975, Fox Hills Mall was one of the first 3-level malls in California. Gruen Associates were the project architects.
Situated on a 50-acre (200,000 m2) site, the Mall opened with three anchor tenants: JC Penney, The Broadway and May Co., and nearly 92% initial occupancy.
Notable elements of its original design were a glass-and-steel "theme" staircase in the center of the mall, as well as the angled bridges which connected the multiple levels.
The theme staircase was removed during the 2009 renovation, but the bridges still remain.
Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold gave the mall food court (officially called a "dining terrace") a complimentary review that highlighted the ethnic diversity of the food choices available: "After 60-odd years in Los Angeles, the city that practically invented the modern shopping center, a developer finally gets it...Fox Hills has always been among the most multiracial of Los Angeles malls, downhill from the posh African-American homes of Baldwin Hills and Ladera Heights, close to the Asian and Muslim enclaves of south Culver City, in proximity to Westchester and the Marina, Inglewood and Playa del Rey......Brilliant: not quite. But other mall operators would do well to pay attention."
- Albright, Mark (June 1, 2005). "If you didn't call them 'shoppingtowns,' don't: Three local malls that called themselves by the Australian name will quietly drop the label.". Tampa Bay Times.
- Gold, Jonathan (January 12, 2012). "Jonathan Gold Reviews Westfield Culver City Food Court". LA Weekly.
- official Westfield Culver City website
- Kinney Shoe store commercial taped in Fox Hills Mall
- Fox Hills Mall Opens in Culver City, Dick Turpin, Los Angeles Times, October 1975