Santa Monica Place “Grand Opening” August 6th, 2010
After a major renovation and with much anticipation, the Santa Monica Place mall will re-open it’s doors on August 6th, 2010. Converted from the pre-existing, traditional mall structure, Santa Monica Place has transformed into three roof-free stories of open-air shopping and dining. Utilizing green-building practices, architects redesigned the structure to maximize sunshine and air flow while reducing heat emissions, light pollution and overall energy consumption.
Located two blocks from the beach and just steps from the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place is your connection to the heart of the city. There is so much to explore — get lost in everything different about Santa Monica.
Take a morning walk along the Pacific shore. Feel the sand between your toes, or watch the waves roll in and out. Stroll down to the legendary Santa Monica Pier. Here, ride on the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel — the view from the top is incredible. Inspire your artistic side at Bergamot Station or explore the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s latest exhibits. Unwind at Santa Monica Place. Take a shopping break or look around The Market. Who knows what you’ll discover. Dine alongside a stunning Santa Monica sunset on the third-level Dining Deck. Let the stars fold in overhead.