A Mecca of a Mall
Years in the making, Southern California’s largest mall, The Village at Westfield Topanga, debuts this month.
Talk about a grand unveiling. After 18 months of construction, The Village at Westfield Topanga opens September 18. Combined with Westfield’s two existing malls along the Topanga corridor (Westfield Topanga and the Promenade), The Village becomes the third largest regional shopping destination in the country.
Navigating the expanse should be pretty simple. Two trolleys will run approximately every 15 minutes between Westfield Topanga (home to established anchors Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom) and The Village (the new structure). It will also make a stop in the Warner Center.
With a nod to the history of the Warner Center site, the design integrates plant life and water elements that pay homage to the Valley before the region was developed. Towering, 100-year-old California sycamores, as well as other trees, were salvaged from the site prior to the project’s groundbreaking and integrated into the new design.
Beauty services will span the spectrum—ranging from the high-end, Beverly Hills-based Juan Juan Salon to the discount blowout bar Drybar. The Village is also home to a one-of-a-kind, super-sized Burke Williams Spa that is reminiscent of a Hamptons beach house.
The Village also houses a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified Costco.
Westfield has partnered with alternative rock station KCSN (88.5 FM), which will open a satellite studio to broadcast daily on-air programming and produce and host weekly live music concerts at The Village, including one from top local artists every Sunday afternoon.
A weekly, California-certified farmers market will be held on Sundays.
Mega-Mall by the Numbers
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