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Children’s museum doubles in size for Santa Monica move

SM Daily Press:  The Cayton Children’s Museum will open June 2 in Santa Monica Place, offering expansive, hands-on exhibits and artistic and cultural programs for children, youth and families.

 .....Netter said ShareWell chose Santa Monica Place because of its proximity to the Expo Line, ample parking and walkability. She said she hopes the location draws visitors from near and far.

“The summer will be highly trafficked with tourist visitorship, but as we move into the school year our visitorship will be families and school groups during the week and we anticipate families and visitors from a very broad area on weekends,” she said. “We will be working with Santa Monica residents and hope to have a special relationship with and opportunities for locals.”    Read more >


Macerich Reopens Santa Monica Place as Open-Air Retail Ctr

$265 Million Upgrade Replace Frank Gehry-Designed Mall. 
CoStar Pipeline: In one of the largest retail redevelopments of recent years, The Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) Aug. 6 officially reopened Santa Monica Place as a 524,000-square-foot open-air retail center in Santa Monica, CA, anchored by Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.

Following the $265 million redevelopment of the mall, which was originally designed 30 years ago by iconic L.A. architect Frank Gehry, the three-level project is 92% leased with Nordstrom and Tory Burch opening Aug. 27, Tiffany & Co. slated to open in September, and The Market at Santa Monica Place planned for the first half of 2011. Retailers opening alongside Bloomingdale's this past week included Louis Vuitton, Barneys Co-op, Nike, CB2, Ted Baker, Betsey Johnson, Disney, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture and Kitson LA.

Santa Monica Place Opens to Large Crowds

SM Mirror:  Thousands of Santa Monica residents, shopaholics, tourists, teens, and families flocked to Santa Monica Place for its grand opening on Friday at 10 a.m.

The mall, which closed its doors about two years ago, has undergone major changes....In its place is a three-level, open-air, 524,000-square-foot mall with high-end restaurants and stores. David Rogers, Jerde Partnernship architect, said the inspiration for the mall revolved around California.

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