Westfield Santa Anita

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Westfield Santa Anita
Coordinates 34°08′05″N 118°03′06″W / 34.13474°N 118.05166°W / 34.13474; -118.05166Coordinates: 34°08′05″N 118°03′06″W / 34.13474°N 118.05166°W / 34.13474; -118.05166
Address 400 South Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007
Opening date October 1974
Developer The Hahn Company
Management Westfield Group
Owner Westfield Group
No. of stores and services 282
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,300,000 sq ft (120,000 m2)
No. of floors 2 (the Macy's and Forever 21 buildings have 3 floors, and the original Buffum's building had three floors)
Website Website

Westfield Santa Anita, formerly Santa Anita Fashion Park, is a super regional indoor shopping mall in Arcadia, California adjacent to the Santa Anita Race Track.

History[edit]

The mall's original anchors were JCPenney, The Broadway, Buffum's and J. W. Robinson's. The western wing was demolished and expanded in the late 1980s, completing in 1991 with a Nordstrom store replacing Buffum's. The J.W. Robinson's store became a Robinsons-May store in 1993, and The Broadway was converted into Macy's in 1997.

In 1998, Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to Westfield Group, acquired the shopping center from TrizecHahn Corporation [1] and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita". "Shoppingtown" was dropped from the "Westfield Shoppington Santa Anita" name in June 2005.[2]

On October 1, 2004, the first phase of a planned three-phase expansion of Westfield Santa Anita opened. The $113 million phase added a new food court, a 16-screen AMC Cinema, Dave & Buster's, a Borders bookstore, Sport Chalet, a Cheesecake Factory, and 30 new retailers including American Eagle Outfitters and Hollister Co..[3]

After the 2005 Macy's, Inc. acquisition of Robinsons-May, the Robinsons-May store closed in 2006 and remained largely vacant for six years.

On May 7, 2009, the $120 million second phase of the mall's expansion opened. Named "The Promenade", the outdoor expansion added 30 new stores between Macy's and Nordstrom with an emphasis on upscale brands like Coach, Teavana, Williams-Sonoma, Talbots, and Clarks.[4]

On November 3, 2012, Forever 21 relocated from its location on the first floor into most of the former Robinsons-May becoming an anchor tenant. [5] The Robinsons-May store was heavily renovated and repartitioned into smaller parts to accommodate this transition.

The former Robinsons-May store was used for filming the abandoned Bloomingdale's scenes in the 2008 blockbuster Cloverfield.[6]

Anchors[edit]

  • JCPenney (191,240 sq ft.) (opened October 1974 as original major store)
  • Macy's (188,200 sq ft.) (opened October 1974 as The Broadway, became Macy's in 1996)
  • Nordstrom (136,334 sq ft.) (opened October 1974 as Buffum's, became Nordstrom in 1991)
  • Forever 21 (117,000 sq. ft) (opened October 1974 as J.W. Robinson's, became Robinsons-May in 1993, closed in 2006, became a Forever 21 in November 2012) [5]

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