Westfield Santa Anita

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Westfield Santa Anita
LocationArcadia, California
Coordinates34°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
Address400 South Baldwin Ave
Opening dateOctober 1974; 46 years ago (1974-10)
DeveloperThe Hahn Company
ManagementWestfield Group
OwnerWestfield Group
No. of stores and services214
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,300,000 sq ft (120,000 m2)
No. of floors2 (3 in Macy's and Forever 21)

Westfield Santa Anita (formerly known as Santa Anita Fashion Park) is a super-regional shopping mall located in Arcadia, California adjacent to the Santa Anita Race Track.


The mall opened October 14, 1974[1] with original anchors JCPenney, The Broadway, Buffum's and J. W. Robinson's. Only Buffums was open at the mall opening and the other anchors opened gradually through 1976. 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 1996.

In 1998, Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to Westfield Group, acquired the shopping center from TrizecHahn Corporation [2] and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita". "Shoppingtown" was dropped from the name in June 2005.[3]

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 Cheesecake Factory, and 30 new retailers including American Eagle Outfitters and Hollister Co..[4]

After the 2005 Federated Stores acquisition of The May Department Stores Company, 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. Dubbed "The Promenade", the outdoor expansion added 30 new stores between Macy's and Nordstrom with an emphasis on upscale brands like Coach, Williams Sonoma, Talbots, and Clarks.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

In September 2013 Westfield Santa Anita hosted the first Haidilao restaurant in the US.[8][9]




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  1. ^ "Fashion Park Opens Officially". Monrovia Daily News-Post. October 14, 1974.
  2. ^ "Westfield America, Inc. announces aquistiion of Santa Anita Fashion Park, Parkway Plaza and Soland Mall". Westfield Corp. (Press release). September 28, 1998.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita: $113 Million Renovation Offers San Gabriel Valley Shoppers More Shopping, Dining and Entertainment". Business Wire (Press release). September 1, 2004.
  5. ^ "Westfield Santa Anita celebrates opening of Promenade expansion". Los Angeles Times. May 7, 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Forever 21 Store Relocation in Arcadia, California". Forever 21 (Press release). October 31, 2012.
  7. ^ "Cloverfield (2008) - Filming Locations". IMDb.
  8. ^ "Hai Di Lao, Chinese Hot Pot Chain, Plans To Bring 'Noodle Dance' To The U.S." Huffington Post. May 22, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  9. ^ Burkitt, Laurie (May 22, 2013). "Chinese Hot Pot Chain Hai Di Lao Makes Move to U.S." Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/52967116/jc-penney-ad-grand-opening-santa-anita/
  11. ^ "Advertisement for The Broadway". Los Angeles Times. November 10, 1974.
  12. ^ "Robinson's to Open on Monday in Santa Anita Fashion Park".

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