Los Cerritos Center
Nice interior shot of the Los Cerritos Center mall in the '80s (not sure on the exact year). Here's a good history of the mall from the official website:
"Los Cerritos Center has served as a shopping icon for Southeast Los Angeles and Orange Counties for over thirty years. The history of Los Cerritos dates back to September, 1971 with the Phase I opening of the area from Broadway (currently Macy’s) to Orbach’s (currently Mervyn’s). Phase II followed in 1972 with the opening of the area from Orbach’s to Sears. In 1981, Phase III went into effect with the opening of Nordstrom and it’s adjoining wing. In November, 1993 Phase IV was completed when the Palm Court Cafes debuted in the Center with 14 eateries, showcasing a wide variety of foods sure to fulfill any appetite.Mall history: 1971 - present
The most recent transformation, Phase V, occurred in 1994 with the renovation of the Center. At this time, skylights were added to take advantage of the Southern California sunshine, and marble and stone were added to the inside walkways, along with new benches and interior landscaping. At the same time, a unique 'clustering' concept was put into place as each wing of the Los Cerritos Center received a name, a defining design criteria, as well as a specific tenant focus. The Garden, located between Mervyn’s and Sears, took on a family and entertainment oriented theme showcasing such stores as Picture People, EB Games and The Disney Store. The Grand Hall, located between Nordstrom and California Pizza Kitchen, took on a fashion theme featuring Ann Taylor, Guess?, GAP, GAP Kids, and Banana Republic. The Avenue, beginning at Macy’s and ending at entrance to Grand Hall , was geared towards merchandise for the whole family. In this wing, shoppers can find a variety of stores ranging from Express Men and Hot Topic, to Whitehall Jewelers, New York & Company and the Limited.
Today, Los Cerritos Center ranks as one of the leading southern California shopping centers offering four major department stores: Mervyn’s California, Macy*s, Nordstrom, and Sears. The center features over 180 specialty shops, the Palm Court Cafés, several sit-down restaurants, and the 11-screen United Artists Theatres."
Current website: here
Current aerial view
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(Original photo--I touched it up slightly--courtesy of Southern California Malls)