The Citadel Oulets are an outlet mall in the City of Commerce, California along the Santa Ana Freeway southeast of Downtown Los Angeles, which features the remarkable Exotic Revival architecture of the tire factory, whose partial remnants the complex occupies, in the style of an Assyrian castle, that of King Sargon II.
In 1929, architects Morgan, Walls and Clements, who also designed Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater, built the Samson Tire and Rubber Co. factory; the factory closed in 1978 and the Commerce government bought the site for $14 million in 1983. In 1990, Trammell Crow Co. was hired for the site's $118 million redevelopment into an outlet center and adjacent 201-room Wyndham Garden Hotel.
After the partnership defaulted on its ground lease the city sold the complex to Craig Realty bought for $50 million in July 2002, with the condition that Craig would double the size of the mall.
A 157,000-square-foot (14,600 m2) expansion was completed in 2010.
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- "Citadel Outlets", JAS Towell Construction