Santa Monica Mall
This colorful pedestrian mall shopping district in Santa Monica, is now called the Third Street Promenade (since 1989), and dates back to around the '60s. Though not an enclosed shopping mall, I'm sharing it here because of the beautiful fountain and swanky stores! Besides, we gotta get outside and get some fresh air once in a while, don't we? Can't stay cooped up inside the malls everyday. :) From Wikipedia:
The Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian street in Santa Monica, California, United States. It is considered one of the premier shopping destinations in West Los Angeles and frequently draws crowds from all over Los Angeles County. Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean coupled with Los Angeles' mild climate, it has become a popular tourist destination. It is part of a larger redevelopment area in Downtown Santa Monica.Thanks very much to, Charles Freericks, for this great postcard submission!
Third Street has been a center of business in Santa Monica since the town's inception in the late 1800s. The Promenade's roots date back to the 1960s when the Santa Monica Mall was developed and an outdoor shopping promenade similar to the one known today, though less upscale in nature. By the late 1970s it was in serious decline. The area was gentrified during the 1980s to become what it is today.
Mall history: 1960s - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
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