Macerich (NYSE:MAC) today announced the full interior makeover of its high-performing Los Cerritos Center is now underway. Updates to the 1.2 million-square-foot center are designed to enhance the guest experience atone of the region’s top retail properties and will include a brand-new The Cheesecake Factory.
Enhancements to this market-dominant retail property are set for completion in winter 2015, along with the introduction of additional new retailers and restaurants. The last mall renovation took place in early 2010 with the addition of the Nordstrom wing and seven inline stores.
“Los Cerritos Center is an irreplaceable asset that serves a vibrant market,” said Bob Aptaker, Vice President of Development for Macerich. “These targeted updates, including the addition of exciting new retail, entertainment and dining attractions, are designed to meet the appetites of sophisticated shoppers in this dynamic part of metropolitan Los Angeles.”
The property’s extensive remodel will touch all aspects of the center’s interior façade and community spaces, and will include extensive new lighting with new paint throughout. Center entrances will be updated to match the design of the newest entrance located by California Pizza Kitchen. New flooring throughout the property will match the modern flooring in the recently renovated Nordstrom Wing.
Updated technology amenities also are a key focus: New, comfortable and convenient seating vignettes throughout the common areas will offer shoppers a chance to relax and recharge their smartdevices.
The Cheesecake Factory will join Harkins Theatres 16-secreen megaplex and DICK’s Sporting Goods, already announced as part of the major renovation. “The Cheesecake Factory looks forward to opening at Los Cerritos Center and serving guests from the local community,” said Alethea Rowe, Senior Director Public Relations for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “Los Cerritos Center has an impressive tenant roster and we are excited to be joining this wonderful shopping destination.”
The Los Cerritos Center food court will be transformed into the new Dining Court, offering shoppers flexible culinary options to enjoy indoors or alfresco. Additional restroom facilities, including family accessible restrooms, will be added to the Dining Court and to other locations in the center.
Other updates include new exterior landscaping featuring large planters with inviting color palettes and a custom art work commissioned especially for Los Cerritos Center.
During renovations all stores are open for business and ample, convenient parking is available with easy access to all center entrances. Shoppers are encouraged to visit LCCRenovation.com to experience the remodel live via the Earth Cam and to receive the latest updates on the renovation process and exciting new retailers coming to Los Cerritos Center.