La Cumbre Plaza

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La Cumbre Plaza
Coordinates34°26′19″N 119°44′56″W / 34.438583°N 119.748803°W / 34.438583; -119.748803Coordinates: 34°26′19″N 119°44′56″W / 34.438583°N 119.748803°W / 34.438583; -119.748803
Address121 South Hope Avenue
Santa Barbara, California 93105
United States
Opening date1967
DeveloperThe Hahn Company
ManagementMacerich
OwnerMacerich
No. of stores and services50+
No. of anchor tenants2 (1 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area491,000 sq ft (45,600 m2)
No. of floors1
ParkingOutdoor
Websitehttp://www.shoplacumbre.com/

La Cumbre Plaza is an upscale, outdoor shopping center located in Santa Barbara, California. The first property built by The Hahn Company, La Cumbre Plaza opened in 1967[1] and was purchased by Macerich in 2004.[2] The shopping center spans 491,000 square feet and is anchored by a Macy's.

About[edit]

Highlights of La Cumbre Plaza are the influence of Santa Barbara’s missionary settlers as well as an Arts & Crafts styling. The main breezeway with its water fountains, benches and flowering landscape suitably fit the area’s laid back casual lifestyle. La Cumbre Plaza is the exclusive Santa Barbara home to such popular retailers and restaurants as Macy's, Tiffany & Co., Lure Fish House, Panera Bread, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, J. Jill, Talbots, and Janie & Jack. [3]

History[edit]

La Cumbre Plaza opened in 1967 with anchors Sears and J.W. Robinson's. Robinson's changed nameplates several times in its history, settling on Macy's in 2005 due to the merger of Federated and May Department Stores[4]

The mall was a solidly middle-class shopping center until the mid-2000s when new owner Macerich embarked on a remodel that added upscale retailers including Williams-Sonoma, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. The luxury-oriented remodel was at the height of the Great Recession, causing several of these new tenants to close only a few years later. Others have thrived since the remodel, with Pottery Barn and other upscale brands still operating.

On November 8, 2018, it was announced that Sears will be closing this location in early 2019 a part of a plan to close 40 stores.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ernest Hahn, Pioneer of the Modern Shopping Mall, Dies". The Los Angeles Times. December 29, 1992.
  2. ^ "Macerich Announces the Acquisition of Two California Regional Malls". PRNewswire. July 23, 2004.
  3. ^ "About La Cumbre Plaza". La Cumbre Plaza.
  4. ^ "Robinsons-May to vanish under merger". San Diego Union Tribune. July 25, 2005.
  5. ^ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/sears-to-shut-40-more-stores-early-next-year.html
  6. ^ https://www.noozhawk.com/article/sears_in_santa_barbara_on_latest_store_closure_list

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