Construction has continued non-stop during the pandemic on Westfield’s $250 million addition to their Topanga Center.
Phase one of the project, which will include the 55,000 square-foot, 12-screen AMC Theatre, will open this summer.
The dining, entertainment and retail complex sits on the site of the old 160,000 square-foot Sears building, and will offer a triple-height entryway facing Victory Boulevard and linking Westfield Topanga and The Village, with improved pedestrian access between the two.
Two new tenants have recently been announced for the complex.
Arhaus offers handcrafted, sustainably-sourced furniture and home decor. They will occupy a 20,734 square-foot showroom.
Lucid Motors will display their luxury electric car, with its ultra-efficient two-minute charge time and 520-mile EPA range.
Tenants previously announced by the development team include French luxury retailer Hermès, AMC, and Pinstripes bowling and dining venue.
Also planned for the new addition are five as yet unannounced restaurants and a chef-driven food hall. Plans call for complementing Topanga’s existing restaurants and food court with cutting-edge sit-down restaurants, sleek lounges and cocktail bars. It is not clear if any of the restaurants from Westfield Promenade will be relocating to the new Topanga addition along with AMC.
Westfield Senior Vice-President of Development Kim Brewer told the San Fernando Valley Business Journal that, “The team has done an incredible job getting ahead of COVID. It’s definitely been a delicate balance to complete the schedule and manage the workforce and meet everyone’s expectations.”