Last year, the completion of the the Village at Westfield Topanga was heralded as a new Downtown for the San Fernando Valley. The outdoor shopping center, built at a cost of $350 million, offers a pedestrian paseo flanked by a curated collection of stores and restaurants.
The new mall stands in stark relief to the dilapidated Westfield Promenade, which has seen an exodus of tenants as a result of decaying conditions. With the future of the 43-year-old Promenade uncertain, Westfield may have found an answer to its problem. continu to read