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See Less "Scary," More Airy Look For Del Amo Fashion Center

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Mall makeovers are sweeping the Southland--they're going on at the Glendale Galleria, the Americana at Brand, and maybe even one day at the Beverly Center--and now the owners of Torrance's Del Amo Fashion Center have released their plans, which include the demolition and rebuilding of the mall's entire north end. Del Amo is the second busiest mall in the US. Hollywood-based 5+design is working on the transformation, which starts with an overhaul of the food court: it'll be relocated to the area that crosses Carson Street and will get an increased capacity, living walls, new restrooms, and new restaurants, reports the Daily Breeze. The northern end of the mall will go from "scary" to "clean, crisp, simple and tasteful." It could also be separated from the southern portion, which may be renamed Market Square (that part isn't having any work done just yet). Maybe most excitingly, the monolith will get some new landscaping "in an effort to 'unify' the sprawling property." Work has already started on the food court; the rest of the mall begins construction in February and is expected to be ready in fall 2015.

· Del Amo Fashion Center shopping mall to see transformation [Daily Breeze]