South Bay Peeps! Have you been to Del Amo Fashion Center lately. And have you read about our previous post on the new food court. Curious about the other renovations going on at the mall? Well I have exciting news for you:
They will be constructing a NEW TWO LEVEL MALL as part of a complete transformation of South Bay’s premier retail destination. Stores in the north mall area of Del Amo Fashion Center will begin relocating to their new spaces by January 31, to make way for the construction.
The section of the north mall slated for closure and relocation runs from Typo and Lids, moving north up to H&M, where the center’s outdoor lifestyle wing starts. The state-of-the-art two-level mall will connect the existing Macy’s women’s store with a new Nordstrom store (to be located near the intersection of Hawthorne Boulevard and Fashion Way).
Shoppers can still find their favorite stores (and some stellar deals too) during the relocation and construction with the help of directional signage and additional backlit directories with updated store locations and store information. Directory greeters will be available on select weekends to help shoppers navigate the mall and find the new locations of their favorite stores.
“We’re excited for the transformation of Del Amo Fashion Center that is underway and want to help our loyal shoppers through the process as much as possible,” said Lindsay Hermance, director of marketing and business development at Del Amo Fashion Center.
A list of preliminary store locations thus far, is as follows:
- Cotton On, Cotton On Kids, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Lane Bryant, MAC, PacSun, American Eagle, Justice, Express and Claire’s are slated to temporarily relocate to the south portion of the center, between Macy’s and Sears. Victoria’s Secret and Lens Crafters will keep their locations in the south portion of the center as well.
- Temporarily relocating to the second level of the outdoor lifestyle wing are Robert Wayne Footwear and Stride Rite. H&M Men, Women and Kids, which will be relocating by Valentine’s Day, will have two locations on the first level of the lifestyle wing. In addition, Old Navy will celebrate the grand re-opening of its new permanent location on the second level of the lifestyle wing on Jan. 24 and throughout the weekend, through Jan. 26.
- In addition, the following stores will be relocating to their permanent homes near the new Patio Cafes dining experience, near the central Macy’s store: The Disney Store, Zumiez, Aeropostale, Gymboree and Hollister. Also moving near Patio Cafes is Build-A-Bear Workshop’s newly imagined store, which has been enhanced with innovative technology to provide a richer, more interactive experience for children and families. Shoppers can celebrate at the grand opening on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and family friendly entertainment throughout the day.
The community is encouraged to watch the Del Amo Fashion Center Facebook page for up-to-date news on the renovation efforts, including timing of store re-openings.
The redevelopment project will also include enhancements to the outdoor lifestyle village, additional parking capacity with a new 1,900 car garage, the addition of lush landscaping throughout the entire property, new informational signage, and improvements to customer circulation in and around the center. Completion of this work will be timed with the grand opening of Nordstrom in Fall 2015.
For ongoing updates and to learn more about the transformation of South Bay’s retail destination, follow Del Amo Fashion Center on Facebook at facebook.com/DelAmoFashionCenter or Instagram at instagram.com/delamofashion. Check out a 3D architect rendering animation at youtube.com/watch?v=4jO0g8d8Kcs for a bird’s eye perspective on the future Del Amo Fashion Center once this transformational, property wide renovation is complete.
About Del Amo Fashion Center
Del Amo Fashion Center is the South Bay’s retail destination for shopping, entertainment and dining. It boasts more than 200 stores, including Macy’s, H&M, Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Coach, and more. Visit the outdoor promenade and enjoy dinner at Stacked or PF Changs before a movie at our 18 screen AMC Theater. The indoor mall offers fashion for women, men and children plus jewelry, footwear and electronics. Del Amo Fashion Center serves the nearby communities of Palos Verdes, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach and Gardena. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit http://www.simon.com/mall/del-amo-fashion-center or call 310-542-8525.
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. The Company currently owns or has an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising approximately 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit simon.com.
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