Westfield Topanga to turn old Sears into an entertainment district

Al Urbanski
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The planned new grand entrance at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Calif.

One of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s signature California properties will be getting a new grand entrance and a chef-driven food hall where its Sears store once stood.

Westfield Topanga & The Village will begin renovation of the 160,000-sq.-ft. space this month. A triple-height entryway fronted by a landscaped green space will give the property a new presence with frontage on the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Victory Boulevard. 

Set to open in 2021, the entertainment district will include leading national food and beverage concepts, as well as sit-down restaurants and cocktail bars, entertainment and recreational activities.

“We could not be more excited to finally unlock the full potential of this space,” said Larry Green, executive VP of development for URW. “For residents across the San Fernando Valley and wider L.A. region, the chance to enjoy world-class dining and social entertainment experiences without having to travel far from home will be a game-changer.”

URW last year completed an interior renovation of Westfield Topanga that featured new tile floors, dark walnut paneling, brand new restrooms, and the integration of a new digital infrastructure. 

The company also plans to implement a $1.5 billion makeover of the adjacent 34-acre Promenade property that will transform the existing closed shopping center into a walkable, live-work-play downtown community.