Address: 239 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA, 90703
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The Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California is an upscale super-regional commercial shopping mall with a gross lease area of 1,288,245 square feet. It is located south of the San Gabriel River Freeway and Artesia Freeway junction.
Since September 1971, the Los Cerritos Center was and is an integral part of Cerritos' tax revenue. The mall is the City's second largest retail-revenue source, producing $561 per square foot ($368 million total) in sales in 2006. The tax revenue generated from the Los Cerritos Center for its host city totals to approximately $3.7 million a year. The facility is managed by The Macerich Company.History
The Cerritos Redevelopment Agency initially invested $30 million for the development of the Los Cerritos Center area. The 100-acre shopping area built at Gridley Road and South Street was developed by Ernest M. Hahn, Inc. in September 1971 with the Phase I opening of the corridor from The Broadway department store (currently Macy's) to Ohrbach's (currently Mervyn's) in addition to having an initial 150 specialty stores. Phase II followed in 1972 with the opening of the wing from Ohrbach's to Sears. In 1981, Phase III saw the opening of Nordstrom and its wing. In November 1993 Phase IV was completed when the Palm Court Cafes debuted in the Center with 14 eateries.
At its opening, the Los Cerritos Center was one of the area's first shopping malls and was noted for its high quality maintenance and complete climate-controlled environment.
The original goal of the center was to bring thousands of dollars of sales tax revenue to the City. In its first four years, the city of Cerritos' retail sales grew tenfold, topping over $207 million in 1974.Anchors
Macy's (174,500 sq. ft.)
Mervyn's (85,691 sq. ft.)
Nordstrom (117,853 sq. ft.)
Sears (277,559 sq. ft.)United Artists Theatres