December 7, 2005 |
Plans for a $500-million luxury condominium project in Beverly Hills involving celebrity architects, public gardens and an environmentally friendly design were unveiled by developers Tuesday. The long-awaited proposal for the Robinsons-May site near the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards calls for two 12-story buildings, a two-story building containing town houses and two four-story loft buildings situated around landscaped gardens.
November 11, 2005 |
The landmark Robinsons-May store in Beverly Hills will close next spring, Federated Department Stores Inc. said Thursday in announcing that it would terminate its lease. The 8-acre parcel at Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards is considered one of the most attractive potential redevelopment sites in Southern California, and Beverly Hills officials expect to see a new commercial and residential project built there.
August 6, 2005 |
There's an undeniable reality shaping up in shopping land: Midrange department stores have been suffering a nerve-jangling, long-term identity crisis that's practically scared off their shoppers. The effects became clear late last month when Federated Department Stores Inc. announced that by early next year it would close 68 of the midpriced Robinsons-May stores, including 14 in Southern California and 21 in the region.
August 6, 2005 |
Denise Solis, a wardrobe coordinator who spends a good deal of time shopping for clothes professionally, was out of town last week when Federated Department Stores Inc. announced that, as part of its takeover of the May Department Stores Co., the Robinson's name will soon be joining those of Bullock's, Broadway and I. Magnin on the list of dearly departed local retail nameplates. "Robinson's is closing? Oh, that's so horrible," Solis said upon learning the news.
April 25, 2000 |
A Bay Area advocacy group filed a federal lawsuit charging the Robinsons-May department-store chain with violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, citing aisles too narrow and counters too tall for wheelchairs, among other things. The suit, filed by Disability Rights Advocates, comes seven months after the group won a judgment against Macy's West, owned by Federated Department Stores Inc., forcing the company to make a variety of changes at its flagship San Francisco store.
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December 11, 1999 |
Calling the property "golden," Los Angeles school officials said Friday the Robinsons-May department store site is still being studied under a new school construction plan that calls for building 11 primary centers in the east San Fernando Valley. Instead of using the 24.