After nearly ten years of planning, revisions, and heated debates, the Manhattan Beach City Council finally gave its blessing for a $110 million revamp of the Manhattan Village mall.
Located on the corner of North Sepulveda and Rosecrans, the dated and somewhat disjointed mall has been the topic of debate at 17 commission and City Council meetings over the past few years, according to the Daily Breeze.
Now, after nearly ten years, the mall’s owner, RREEF, is poised for “construction of open-air, village-like shops and three above-ground parking decks, and consolidation of the Macy’s stores on the north side of the 35-year-old mall.” The site is 44 acres, and the open-air plaza will be about twice the size of Metlox Plaza in downtown Manhattan Beach and comparable to The Grove.
“The retail marketplace is changing dramatically,” explained Councilman David Lesser. “There are other shopping developers who are seeking to poach various retailers and restaurants from our mall. I want to give the property owner tools to attract amenities that will make this a destination, or else people will just go online.”
Visit the Daily Breeze article to learn more about the planned changes to the Manhattan Village mall, as well as to see the opinions for and against.