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Lakewood Center is a super-regional shopping mall in Lakewood, California and the oldest fully enclosed shopping mall in the United States, having first opened to the public in 1951. It is anchored by Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, JCPenney, Macy's (formerly Robinsons-May), Forever 21, and Target. Macy's is still open. At 2,093,006 square feet (194,446.6 m2), the Lakewood Center is ranked among the largest retail shopping malls by gross leasable area in the United States.[1] In 2004, the Lakewood Center's sales amounted to $393 per square foot with an approximate 11.2 million shoppers.[2]

Lakewood Center
LocationLakewood, California, USA
Coordinates33°51′02″N 118°08′24″W / 33.85047°N 118.14011°W / 33.85047; -118.14011Coordinates: 33°51′02″N 118°08′24″W / 33.85047°N 118.14011°W / 33.85047; -118.14011
Opening date1951
ManagementThe Macerich Company
OwnerThe Macerich Company
No. of stores and services225
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area2,100,000 sq ft (200,000 m2) (GLA)
No. of floors1

The mall is owned and operated by The Macerich Company and is part of its trifecta of "Shop One Shop All" malls in southeast Los Angeles County along with the Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos and the Stonewood Center in Downey.[3]


  1. ^ Largest Shopping Malls in the United States
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2006-12-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2006-12-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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