More is more when it comes to the $1 billion remake of Westfield Century City.
The shopping center in Los Angeles is rounding the bend on the first phase of its makeover, which is due to be revealed in April. The center on Monday announced the latest roster of tenants set to join Westfield Century City, including Zadig & Voltaire, Aritzia, Bailey 44, Bonobos, Current/Elliott, Equipment, Joie, Kendra Scott, Maje, Sandro, Oak + Fort, R.M. Williams, Suitsupply, Ted Baker and Travis Mathew. This marks the first time Dutch LLC’s Current/Elliott and Equipment brands will be housed within a single storefront.
The latest round of confirmed retailers join the first West Coast Eataly and the first Javier’s in Los Angeles. Din Tai Fung and Shake Shack are among the other food-related tenants set to join. New and refreshed department store anchors will also be unveiled with the project including a new three-level Nordstrom along with remodeled Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores.
Westfield enlisted Kelly Wearstler to help with the center’s new design, which aims to bring a Southern California aesthetic to various sitting areas and other parts of the property.
The redo of Westfield Century City is one of the largest retail projects in the greater Los Angeles. Taubman Centers’ Beverly Center, which is about three miles away, is undergoing its own set of renovations that aims to open the mall up and create greater synergies with 3rd Street’s bustling restaurant and retail scene. Taubman is spending about $500 million on its project, which is slated for a holiday 2018 completion that will open the enclosed mall with more skylights, ground-floor dining and an eighth-level food hall called The Street.
Westfield said more new tenant announcements are forthcoming.
Work on Westfield Century City began in earnest in early 2015 with Westfield co-chief executive officer Peter Lowy telling WWD at the time of the construction start the center would be a “brand new mall and you won’t recognize it” by the time the remodel is completed.
All told, Westfield Century City will add about 400,000 square feet of space with this makeover, bringing the total upon completion to more than 1.3 million square feet. With that comes more than 200 new tenants and the doubling of parking to more than 4,700 spaces.
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