April 30, 2012 |
Owners of the Glendale Galleria have launched a massive makeover intended to update the regional shopping center in downtown Glendale. Improvements to the 1.5-million-square-foot center will include the previously announced addition of a Bloomingdale's department store in the space formerly occupied by Mervyns. The Bloomingdale's store is set to open next year. Other changes will be the most comprehensive since the mall opened in 1976 and "nothing short of dramatic," General Manager Larry Martin said.
November 20, 2011 |
Location: 100 W. Broadway, Glendale. From the 134 Freeway, take the Central Avenue/Brand Boulevard exit south on Central or Brand to Broadway or Colorado Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun. Known for: Though the management might like to remind shoppers that this mall is so cool it was where Apple opened its first Southern California store, to me it's the monster-size Target. Three stories! And the mall has its own stand-alone Lego store, always a go-to gift source for kids of all ages.
May 13, 2011 |
Glendale's Americana at Brand shopping center will open an Apple retail store, the mall's owner said, joining an existing Apple location across the street in the neighboring Glendale Galleria. Real estate magnate Rick Caruso, who owns the Americana, told a luncheon audience Thursday that an Apple store would be added to the open-air property's lineup, which includes Barnes & Noble, Juicy Couture, Anthropologie and H&M. He later declined to provide further details. An Apple Inc. spokeswoman confirmed that the tech giant was hiring for a store at the Americana but also declined to provide details, saying no announcements had been made.
March 17, 2011 |
Developer Rick Caruso has wooed Nordstrom away from the rival Glendale Galleria and will bring the department store to his Americana at Brand shopping center in fall 2013. To accomplish the move, Caruso is buying Nordstrom's building from the Seattle retailer. Although most of the Galleria is owned by General Growth Properties, it's common for major department stores to own their own real estate within a mall. Caruso wouldn't say how much he is paying for the Nordstrom building, located in a wing across Central Avenue from the original mall.
August 15, 2010 |
JCPenney is hopping on the European fast-fashion autostrada by teaming up with Mango to put MNG by Mango shops in select Penney stores and online starting Wednesday. Based in Barcelona, Spain, Mango has more than 1,300 stores in 94 countries but only 12 in the United States, including locations at Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade and Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza. The new deal extends that reach to 77 JCPenney stores, with plans to expand to 600 in the next year. Initially, 13 Penneys in the Los Angeles area — including Glendale Galleria, Fox Hills Mall in Culver City and Del Amo in Torrance — will have MNG by Mango shops.
May 8, 2010 |
General Growth Properties Inc., the struggling owner of the Glendale Galleria and other large Southland shopping centers, won court approval Friday for a plan to sell the company that puts a group led by Canadian real estate investor Brookfield Asset Management Inc. at the front of the line. The decision by a federal Bankruptcy Court judge in New York ended a hard-fought campaign by rival mall operator Simon Group Inc. to take over General Growth. Simon is the largest mall operator in the U.S., and a merger with General Growth would have created a juggernaut so powerful it would have been able to set mall rents in much of the country, industry observers said.