Apple to Open Spacious New Store at Century City in Los Angeles as Part of Mall's $1 Billion Modernization

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Apple is constructing a spacious new retail store at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, California, as part of the shopping mall's $1 billion expansion and modernization plans, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Apple's upcoming retail store at Westfield Century City

Apple will be in a prime location at the center of the mall, described as the crossroads of the project. The new store will be next to indoor bike company Peloton, and opposite an upcoming Rolex watch store, the person said.

It's unclear when the new store will open, but Westfield expects to complete the final phase of the mall's renovation plans by the end of the year. Given that timeline, Apple's grand opening should be no later than in the spring.

Apple's current store at Century City opened in June 2005 and has significantly less square footage. The larger store will provide the space needed to accommodate more products, increased customer traffic, and Today at Apple sessions.

Apple's current store at Westfield Century City

The new store will also be based on Apple's latest retail design, including large glass doors, sequoia wood tables and shelves, a large video screen for Today at Apple sessions, and light boxes spanning the length of the ceiling.

All new Apple retail stores opened since September 2015 have been based on the updated design, including Apple's flagship Union Square location in San Francisco. Apple has also renovated over 40 existing stores with the newer look.


Westfield Century City's makeover also includes the West Coast's first Eataly, new public areas and landscaped open-air plazas, double its parking capacity, a new 156,000 square foot Macy's, and dozens of other new shops and restaurants.

(Thanks, Peter Nichols!)

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40 months ago
This is my local apple store. I was wondering why apple wouldn't want to open a new store during this huge remodel at century city. Im glad Apple decided to upgrade the tiny store they currently have in the mall.
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40 months ago
Don't you mean TOWN SQUARE

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40 months ago

You lost me on the joke... cause the touch bar sucks they store them at MS? Or are the always sold out? I don't really follow current MBP so I don't know what you're talking about.

Lost me too, no idea where he was going with this
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40 months ago

It was pretty crummy in the early 2000s. I mean it wasn't "BAD" but it was kind of a lame mall before the remodel. The old AMC that was there sucked too. But this new remodel makes it a LOT more prestigious. I wish they didn't charge so much for parking though. Or at least let us validate for getting food there.

Isn't the self park free? I thought only the valet was paid parking?
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Where I'm from, malls don't get renovated. They are built and run down over the course of a decade or two as the surrounding neighborhood eventually goes to crap. People stop going to the malls as news stories about rapes and muggings around the mall goes up, and eventually the mall turns into a ghost town sprinkled with cell phone case kiosks, pop-up Halloween costume stores, and Army recruitment offices. Sometimes they even implode them with explosives. So it's really weird for me to hear about an old mall being renovated, lol. I think the problem is we have too much land.

For context, Beverly Hills is a mile down the road from this mall. It's also not a mall in the sense of midwestern malls, it's a largely outdoor collection of higher end chain stores (not many true boutiques but quite a few higher end or luxury brands).
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