Originally a major hub for the distribution of produce across the region, stretching back as early as 1923, the space is undergoing historically sensitive renovations and its buildings are being thoughtfully repurposed into creative offices, retail, restaurants, and galleries. ROW DTLA puts an emphasis on creating a unique and highly curated tenant list, bringing complementary retailers, restauranteurs, and creative brands together in an authentic environment. While nearly 50 retail, restaurant, and creative office leases have been signed, when completed, ROW DTLA will include over 100 of the most progressive shops and restaurants from across the city and world—a new centre, uniting food, fashion, creativity and innovation.
Among the most highly-anticipated tenants to join ROW DTLA’s collective this year are retailers Oak NYC and Flask & Field as well as restaurant concepts East Coast-based Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Australian-import Paramount Coffee Project, and San Francisco’s acclaimed Tartine Manufactory, which will include The Bakery and Mill, The Market and Market Restaurant, The Dinner Restaurant, The Coffee Roastery and Lab, and Tartine Cookies & Cream. www.rowdtla.com
AT MATEO (Arts District) – The opening of a USD $32.5 million open-air retail hub has transformed five large warehouses occupying a huge block at the corner of Mateo and Palmetto into a shopping hotspot. AT MATEO has been designed to become the epicenter of social activity for neighbourhood, and is open from breakfast to nightcap, seven days a week. Open now. www.atmateo.com
Westfield Century City Mall (Century City) – Westfield Century City has emerged from a USD $1-billion makeover as a 1.3 million square-foot destination with over 200 shops and restaurants, including a new three-level Nordstrom, a completely remodelled three-level Bloomingdale’s, a modern new two-level Macy’s, a luxurious Equinox fitness club and spa, and the West Coast’s first Eataly, which opened in November 2017. In between shopping and dining, guests will take in the showcase of local arts and entertainment, or simply relax and unwind under the Southern California sky. Shoppers visiting from near and far will be invited to visit the dedicated Tourist Lounge to meet the concierge, store luggage and receive special savings for traveling shoppers. www.westfield.com/centurycity
Beverly Center (Westside) – The Beverly Center has unveiled a massive USD $500 million renovation plan, aiming to draw more shoppers with increased food offerings and improved open-air designs. The new design will feature a continuous ribbon of skylights to bring more natural light to the eight-story mall’s interior. In addition to great retail, an estimated ten dining destinations will be developed, including two by Michelin starred, James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina. Renovation to be completed by holiday 2018. www.beverlycenter.com
Oceanwide Plaza (Downtown) – Oceanwide Plaza will introduce globally inspired sophistication to Downtown Los Angeles, featuring the new Park Hyatt Los Angeles, a collection of residential offerings and an open-air retail destination. The retail and dining collection at Oceanwide Plaza will offer a selection of shops and restaurants, a 50-foot open-air galleria and a third-floor deck overlooking the Staples Center and L.A. Live. Completion of Oceanwide Plaza is expected by the fourth quarter of 2018.
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