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
DeveloperMay Centers, Inc.
ManagementUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
OwnerUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
No. of stores and services295 (as of 2018)
No. of anchor tenants5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area2,118,123 sq ft (196,780 m2)[1]
No. of floors2
Parking6,041[1]
WebsiteOfficial Website

Westfield Topanga & The Village (previously named Topanga Plaza and Westfield Topanga) 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, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Target.[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]

In 1992 May Centers, Inc., the original developer, 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 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, between Westfield Topanga and the largely-inactive Westfield Promenade.[6][7]

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.

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