When Simon Property Group completes its transformational redevelopment of Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, Calif., it will be with a new Nordstrom department store in place.
The iconic 2.3-million-sq.-ft., super-regional center will feature a 138,000-sq.-ft. Nordstrom, which is relocating to Del Amo from South Bay Galleria. Nordstrom is slated to open in 2015.
Del Amo Fashion Center is owned by Simon Property Group and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The announcement of Nordstrom's arrival at Del Amo Fashion Center marks one of many significant upgrades Simon will undertake over two years to one of the most recognized and successful enclosed shopping malls in America.
The redevelopment will commence in spring 2013 by replacing the existing food court with a transformed garden-inspired dining area and renovating the interior of a portion of the north mall, which will be completed by holiday 2013.
Starting in early 2014, the redevelopment will include the demolition of the remaining portion of the original north mall, replacing it with a new state of the art two-level mall to connect the existing Macy's women's store with the new Nordstrom store.
The redevelopment will also include enhancements to the ambience of the outdoor lifestyle village, the addition of a 1,800-car parking garage, planting of lush landscaping, upgraded parking throughout the entire mall property, new identity and informational signage, and improvements to facilitate customer circulation in and around the property. Completion of this work will be timed with the grand opening of Nordstrom in 2015.