Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia
Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
Westfield Santa Anita, formerly Santa Anita Fashion Park, is a super regional indoor shopping mall in Arcadia, California adjacent to the Santa Anita Race Track.HistoryThe mall's original anchors were JCPenney, The Broadway, Buffum's and J. W. Robinson's.In 1998, Westfield America, Inc., a precursor to Westfield Group, acquired the shopping center from TrizecHahn Corporation and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita". "Shoppingtown" was dropped from the "Westfield Shoppington Santa Anita" name in June 2005.On October 1, 2004, the first phase of a planned three-phase expansion of Westfield Santa Anita opened. The $113 million phase added a new food court, a 16-screen AMC Cinema, Dave & Buster's, a Borders bookstore, Sport Chalet, a Cheesecake Factory, and 30 new retailers including American Eagle Outfitters and Hollister Co..After the 2005 Macy's, Inc. acquisition of Robinsons-May, the Robinson's May store closed in 2006 and remained largely vacant for six years.On May 7, 2009, the $120 million second phase of the mall's expansion opened. Named "The Promenade", the outdoor expansion added 30 new stores between Macy's and Nordstrom with an emphasis on upscale brands like Coach, Teavana, Williams-Sonoma, Talbots, and Clarks.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Arcadia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Westfield Santa Anita and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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ITs a mall catering to the lowest common denominator judging by the shops it has. Even the Nordstroms here has pitiful service and selection compared to its stores elsewhere. My favorite high end shop... read more »
Mall crowded on weekends, parking becomes an issue. Got a dent on my car while parked there. Go early!
If it weren't for the Nordstrom, the only one for several miles, I would NEVER go to this mall. It is impossible to find a parking spot on weekends. Most stores are junky, trendy, low-end shops, desig... read more »
I love this mall, it's got a great variety of shops inside and out. The mall is a good size with lots of places to eat or just have coffee. There's a Dave and Busters and AMC theater. And it's never totally crowded like other malls can be. Plenty of parking.
What does one say about a mall? It's a mall. It's air conditioned so there's a lot of people on a hot day. Avoid this place during the holidays. If you're coming for a movie, be prepared for a hike, the most convenient lot to the theater is nearly always full. The up side to this mall will be when the new Din Tai Fung opens!!! Mmmm yummy XLB. If you don't know what that is, you need to find out.
Westfield Santa Anita is a big mall by my standards. It's got all of me and my family's favorite shops that sell everything. They're's even places to sit back outside on an average day with an average temperature. It's got a lot of gadget stores which I'll admit is what I'm obsessed with. It's a great and big mall with a lot of transportation connections. However the only problem is that they don't have enough major restaurants (not food court) that are popular in other communities.
Spacious, clean mall with plentiful benches and chairs & tables for visitors to lounge on when needed. Many new shops or soon-to-open shops, including Peets. I was here the 2nd day Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese dumpling house, was open. Location of Daiso, a trendy dollar store type chain from Japan, next to Coach, a high end luggage shop, doesn't make sense to me. There is also a fried chicken & boba fast food joint getting ready to open across from Coach. I would be upset if I was Coach.
Miguel Del Rio
It's a large enough mall that is all indoors which is great if you like regulated temperatures. My favorite part about this mall is the cheesecake factory. They have a wide selection of stores too from major brands to small, unheard of ones.
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