MainPlace Mall

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Not to be confused with Main Place Tower.
MainPlace Mall
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The original MainPlace Santa Ana entrance sign in November 2006.
Location Santa Ana, California, USA
Coordinates 33°46′31″N 117°52′10″W / 33.77523°N 117.86957°W / 33.77523; -117.86957Coordinates: 33°46′31″N 117°52′10″W / 33.77523°N 117.86957°W / 33.77523; -117.86957
Address 2800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Opening date September 26, 1987
Developer JMB Property
Management Centennial Real Estate Company
Owner Centennial Real Estate Company
Montgomery Street Partners
USAA Real Estate Company
Westfield Corporation (20%)
Architect Jon Jerde
No. of stores and services 175[1]
No. of anchor tenants 3[1]
Total retail floor area 1,109,800sq.ft.[1]
No. of floors 2 (anchors have 3 levels)
Parking 5,300 [1]

MainPlace Mall, formerly known as MainPlace Santa Ana and Westfield MainPlace, is shopping center located on the far north side of Santa Ana, California and is anchored by J.C. Penney, Macy's, and Nordstrom—closed March 17, 2017. It is currently managed by Centennial Real Estate Company.


MainPlace Santa Ana was built on the site of Santa Ana Fashion Square shopping center that was at the site since 1958.[2] Bullock's was one of Fashion Square's original anchors[3] and the store predated the shopping center by four years. I. Magnin was another anchor at Fashion Square.[4]

After a period of decline, JMB Property demolished most of the shopping center, except for the anchors, and had it replaced by MainPlace in 1987.[3][4] Bullock's chose to stay on while I. Magnin ultimately decided not to remain. Along with Bullock's, Nordstrom and J.W. Robinson's were the new anchors when MainPlace first opened.

In 2000, JMB Urban, the successor to JMB, sold Mainplace and other mall properties to the American branch of Rodamco. Rodamco, in turn, sold it North American properties to Westfield in 2002[5] and Westfield renamed the property Westfield Shoppingtown MainPlace. Westfield later renamed the Westfield MainPlace in 2005.[6]

In 2006, Westfield Group sought to revamp the mall in the face of losing local retail market share to the South Coast Plaza.[7] In 2014, Westfield announced a $50 million renovation to the mall.[8]

Macy's decided to close its mens and home store at the mall in 2012, and consolidate it with the main store. The old Macy's store was split between 24 Hour Fitness, Ashley Furniture Home Store, and an entertainment center.[9] In December 2015, Westfield sold the mall to a consortium that was headed by Centennial Real Estate Company and included Montgomery Street Partners and USAA Real Estate Company.[10]


  • Macy's (225,000 sq. ft, opened 1996)
  • JCPenney (145,040 sq. ft, opened 2006)

Former Anchors[edit]

  • Nordstrom (150,500 sq. ft, opened 1987, closed 2017)


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