Sometimes, a trip to a shopping mall is in order. It’s the holidays, school is starting soon, or you just have a bunch of things on your shopping list and want to get them all in one place without driving around and fighting traffic.
Mall or no mall, South Bay residents have many options when it comes to shopping. But when the mall calls, here are four local options, each with something a little different to offer.
On the smaller end as far as malls go, Manhattan Village is set to undergo redevelopment starting in 2014 that will add 120,000 square feet of open-air retail space that includes more dining options. As it is, the mall has only one anchor – Macys – but the smallish size can make for a quick in-and-out trip. There is an eclectic group of stores, including an Apple store, and most are geared toward families. Check out the Kid’s Club events every Thursday for a free hour of great activities for children.
3200 Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
South Bay Galleria
A pretty standard option as far as malls go, the three-level South Bay Galleria has a food court, an AMC movie theater, three anchor stores (Macys, Kohl’s and Nordstrom’s) and multi-level parking structures. You will likely find a typical young mall crowd here given the movie theater, and the list of stores and food court options are standard chain options, along with a couple of healthy options. Located at the corner of two major streets, this mall is easy to get to.
1815 Hawthorne Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
South Bay Pavilion
This indoor-outdoor, one-story mall is highlighted by Target, Old Navy, JC Penny, Sears and an IKEA. The mall is smallish, and like several others on this list has parking issues. The biggest draw for South Bay Pavilion is the food options, because you will find a Chuck E. Cheese’s, Five Guys Burgers, Wing Stop, California Grill, Chili’s and SanSai Japanese Grill, along with smaller chain stops. On Thursday’s there is a Farmer’s Market outside and the Kid’s Club offers free events.
20700 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746
Del Amo Fashion Center
The largest mall in South Bay, Del Amo boasts more than 200 stores over two levels, anchored by Macys, JCPenny, Marshalls/TJ Maxx, Old Navy and an 18-screen AMC Theater. A remodel is underway, which will include a new food court as well as a Nordstrom’s. This is a very big indoor-outdoor mall, but is filled with stores that lack high-end appeal. There are a lot of food options to choose from, from BJ’s Restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings to Johnny Rockets, Gengis Kahn and Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant.
3525 Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90503