Westfield Topanga & The Village

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Westfield Topanga & The Village
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LocationCanoga Park, California, U.S.
Coordinates34°11′25″N 118°36′13″W / 34.19028°N 118.60361°W / 34.19028; -118.60361Coordinates: 34°11′25″N 118°36′13″W / 34.19028°N 118.60361°W / 34.19028; -118.60361
Address6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Opening dateFebruary 10, 1964; 55 years ago (February 10, 1964)
DeveloperMay Centers, Inc.
ManagementUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
OwnerUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
No. of stores and services312 (as of May 11 2019)
No. of anchor tenants5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area2,118,123 sq ft (196,780 m2)[1]
No. of floors2 (3 in Macy's, 4-5 in the parking garages, 4 in the former Sears)
Parking6,041[1]
WebsiteOfficial Website

Westfield Topanga & The Village (previously named Topanga Plaza) is a shopping mall in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; it is currently owned by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. It spans 2,100,000 square feet (200,000 m2) and houses anchor stores Macy's, Apple store, Nordstrom, and Target. Level 1 and Level 2 are the only levels to have shops.[2]

History[edit]

Opened February 10, 1964, Topanga Plaza was California's first enclosed shopping mall.[3] A noteworthy feature was the "Rain Fountain" on the south end. It consisted of several circular arrays of vertical monofilament line stretching from the ceiling to a raised landscaped area on the floor. The effect of rain was created by droplets of recirculated glycerine slowly descending along the wetted lines.[4]

one of the other highlights was the indoor ice skating rink, located in the basement on the southern section of the mall. as a result of injuries on the rink, the ice skating rink was closed in the late 1970s.

In 1992, the original developer May Centers, Inc., was renamed CenterMark Properties and was sold by parent company May Department Stores in 1993 to a consortium led by Westfield Holdings, Ltd., a predecessor of Westfield Group.[citation needed]

The NBC comedy Parks and Recreation filmed scenes at Westfield Topanga during an episode of the fourth season entitled "Pawnee Rangers."[5]

In late 2011, various shopping and food centers began to leave, such as The Disney Store, Reflection, First Cut, the Dodgers' Clubhouse, Kevin's Jewelers, So Relax, and Arden B. The Dodgers' Clubhouse was replaced with The Cheesecake Factory in 2012.

In 2012, California Pizza Kitchen and the Crocs store opened.

In September 2015, Westfield launched a major expansion of Westfield Topanga, called The Village at Westfield Topanga. The new open-air shopping destination is located along Topanga Canyon Boulevard, which is between Westfield Topanga and the largely-inactive Westfield Promenade.[6][7]

On January 28, 2015, it was announced that Sears would be closing on May 3, 2015.[8]

On late 2016, the mall closed its arcade attractions which were located between Mrs. Fields Cookies and So Relax on Level 1.

Parking[edit]

The mall's parking lots included 3 lot groups. In the east entrance to the mall, Level 1 always remarked as an open parking and is colored red. In 2015, it became a parking for the staff, which connects the entrances to Blaze Pizza, Nordstrom and Gyu-Kaku. The staff parking also included a center for Tesla cars. A distinguished Level 1 is colored green in the west entrance, which has entrances to Target and Macy's. Level 2, which can be entered through Level 1, has an orange background and connects the Dining Terrace and its main entrance. Level 3, which can be entered from Level 2, is backgrounded purple and it doesn't have any shops. Level 4, which is colored brown, is commonly known as the Rooftop Parking. Level 5, which is at the very end, has no entrances to the mall except for the elevators. On eastern Topanga Canyon, an indoor parking lot is available which connects Red Robin, and Total Woman Gym and Spa from the Village. There is also an outdoor parking available which connects to Level 2's XXI Forever, The Cheesecake Factory, and Sears.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Property Portfolio Westfield Topanga". Westfield. Westfield Group. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-property-report-20140529-story.html
  3. ^ "Topanga Plaza". Mall Hall of Fame. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Rain Fountain at Topanga Plaza". Flickr. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Road Trip to Pawnee: Parks and Recreation Filming Locations". Roadtrippers. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  6. ^ Gregory J Wilcox (18 September 2015). "Village at Westfield Topanga opens; 80,000 visitors expected this weekend". Los Angeles Daily News.
  7. ^ Sandy Banks (19 September 2015). "A pall on malls but a shopping village has cachet". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ https://www.dailynews.com/2015/01/28/sears-closing-westfield-topanga-branch-in-may/

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