OPENING OF THE VILLAGE AT WESTFIELD TOPANGA CREATES ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RETAIL DISTRICTS IN THE UNITED STATES
18 September 2015
The new Village at Westfield Topanga today opened in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles — a community whose population of more than 1.75 million exceeds all but the four largest cities in the United States.
Directly across the street from the existing Westfield Topanga shopping center (with shuttle service connecting the properties and the adjacent Orange Line transit station), The Village is home to trendy local fashion and lifestyle brands, sensational outdoor restaurants, plus year-round events and entertainment to help create a destination experience unlike any other in the San Fernando Valley.
Featuring a uniquely designed Costco with rustic, yet refined, architecture appropriate to the destination’s outdoor environment — The Village encompasses 80 shops and restaurants across 550,000 square feet of space.
Alongside the popular REI consumer co-op — as well as the ultimate collection of home goods including Sur La Table, Z Gallerie, Jonathan Adler, Basset Furniture, Williams-Sonoma and a flagship Crate & Barrel — The Village also showcases many of LA’s hottest street retail and celebrity concepts including Kate Hudson’s Fabletics, Karina Smirnoff’s Dance Studio, Fred Levine’s M. Fredric and celebrity florist Amy Marella’s Fleurish. Similarly, the property is home to L.A.’s most exclusive personal services providers such as Juan Juan Salon, Blushington, Skin Laundry, Drybar and the area’s largest Burke Williams Day Spa.
The Village also offers a collection of upscale and popular restaurants with outdoor landscaped patios perfect for dining under the stars. Among the destination’s 15 new restaurants are Il Fornaio, Tender Greens, XOC Mex Cuisine, Larsen’s Steakhouse, Sushi Katsu-ya, Cava Mezze Grill, and Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern.
Under a canopy of mature sycamores, olive trees and native California plants — The Village’s abundant open space and pathways include cool flowing water, children’s play areas, bocce ball courts and yoga, relaxing outdoor lounges, health and fitness amenities, exhibitions by local artists, a new on-site radio station (KCSN 88.5 FM) offering live music performances each week to the public, as well as a weekly farmers market offering the best farm-fresh California produce.
Consistent with its appeal as a walkable space that celebrates good health, the property also includes a 24-Hour Fitness, Yoga Works, and UCLA Health & Wellness Center. In addition, Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab provide a full suite of financial services.
“The Village at Westfield Topanga is an amazing place to shop and dine, but it’s also a wonderful place to just be,” said Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield. “At the same time, this is a remarkable economic engine proving, without a doubt, that the West Valley is open for business. The numbers speak for themselves: this project has generated 2,000 construction jobs and is anticipated to create more than 2,000 permanent jobs for our community. Overall, The Village means an additional $458 million in economic output for the regional economy over the next 25 years.”
“We created this new outdoor escape in close collaboration and partnership with local residents,” said Peter Lowy, Westfield Corporation Co-CEO. “From the moment we began this journey together, we heard from our neighbors and shoppers in the San Fernando Valley that they truly wished to have a social destination experience of their own — in close proximity to their homes and neighborhoods — and we are thrilled to have delivered. The Village’s welcoming and casually elegant environment typifies our Southern California lifestyle and offers a walkable, car-free space unlike any other in the local community.”
The Village’s outdoor social setting provides the perfect complement to the “power shopping” experience already available just across the street at the highly successful Westfield Topanga shopping center — home to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Target, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, and Anthropologie — as well as a stunning luxury collection including Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and David Yurman.
Combined, Westfield’s adjacent Topanga, Village, and Promenade properties now comprise more than 300 shops and restaurants, are projected to welcome 20 million annual customer visits, and generate in excess of $1.3 billion in sales each year to emerge as one of the top retail districts in the United States.