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A guide to surviving—and maybe even enjoying—The Grove

Angelenos love to shame The Grove, but let’s face it: There are reasons why the 15-year-old mall has become an institution.

Downtown LA Nordstrom Rack opening Thursday at FIGat7th

The 27,000-square-foot store will be the company’s 12th LA area location—but its first spot Downtown.

Major redesign at Westfield Century City mall nearly complete

The $1-billion transformation will make shopping easier for celebrities and VIPs.

On the increasingly fancy Sunset Strip, Fred Segal opens its doors

The store will have shops-within-a-shop, a florist, a restaurant, and an outpost of architecture and design bookstore Hennessey & Ingalls.

Is Downtown finally getting an Apple Store?

Apple has reportedly signed a lease at the Tower Theatre on Broadway, not far from the Ace Hotel.

See the new renderings of Panorama City’s giant ICON retail, housing project

Planned for the old Montgomery Ward site, the development would bring over 400 apartments and loads of retail.

Developer agrees that maybe Santa Monica doesn't need two ArcLights

The developer behind a second ArcLight in downtown Santa Monica has ended negotiations with the city.

First look at planned Echo Park eatery hub

The site of a long-time grocery store along Sunset Boulevard would be reused as space for up to 10 restaurants.

Take a look at the plan to add housing, hotel to South Bay Galleria

The makeover would add housing, a 150-room hotel, and better connections for people taking transit or riding bikes.

Peek into the dreamy new coffee shop opening in DTLA’s Spring Arcade

The latest business to move into the 1924 covered shopping lane in Downtown LA is very photogenic.

Shopping center on Wilshire, just east of Santa Monica, getting a whole new look

Landry Design Group is stripping away the old facade and replacing it with swooping, metal panels. The surface parking lot is going away, too.

Coffee shop is taking over 1940s gas station in Koreatown

The company’s founder says "the iconic 1940s Texaco Station will be celebrated and preserved to its original aesthetic as much as possible."

You can now stay the night in Chinatown’s former vaudeville house, the Kim Sing Theatre

New owners have turned the theater into a "micro hotel" and event venue. A coffee shop and restaurant are on the way, too.

Target, Trader Joe’s will open in the next month at new USC Village

The new stores are part of a huge redevelopment of the former University Village shopping center.

Here are new renderings for Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza’s big redevelopment

The redevelopment will bring a 10-story office building, a 400-room hotel, 551 condos, and 410 apartments to the 43-acre site.

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A complete guide to LA’s Grand Central Market

How to make the most of the vibrant food hall.

New map shows where LA would put marijuana dispensaries

Californians voted to legalize pot. Here's where all of the dispensaries might open.

Hard-to-miss Metropolis junk shop on La Brea is struggling to stay in business

As the shopping landscape on La Brea turns decidedly more upscale, there might be less and less room in the neighborhood for a cluttered curiosity shop.

Take a peek at Beverly Center’s future food hall

It looks like Beverly Center’s owners are making good on their promise to bring the hulking shopping mall out of the 1980s and to flood it with natural light.

Is Amazon bringing one of its bookstores to LA?

The executive director of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association has said the stores are a just a creative way to get people to set up Amazon accounts.

Pasadena's Paseo Colorado mall gets a new name, restaurants, and H&M

The new owners of Pasadena's outdoor Paseo Colorado mall will rebrand it simply as The Paseo and will open two trendy chain restaurants this year, part of a plan to revitalize the 16-year-old center.

Say goodbye to 8500 Melrose’s ugly black and white stripes

Those stripes and the zigzag-shaped edifice at Melrose and La Cienega have annoyed people for more than three decades. Work to redo the facade will start this summer.

Carson’s failed NFL site could become an outlet mall

150 fancy shops in an upscale outlet mall could occupy a segment of the huge Carson site once in the running to become an NFL stadium. This wouldn't be the first time this former landfill was destined to be an outlet mall.

The New, Open-Air Bloc Courtyard Set to Open Soon

The Bloc has come a long way since the Macy's fortress days. Once bricky and unwelcoming, it's now a big open courtyard that's going to host occasional outdoor events—"DTLA's new living room!"

Inside the First Whole Foods For Millennials

The brand new 365 by Whole Foods opened in Silver Lake today and it's looking streamlined and not at all like some kind of discount shopping experience. We've got photos from inside; take the tour!

Big Plans to Redevelop the Burbank Ikea Site

Once the Ikea moves to a new spot in Burbank, what will happen to its old site and the shopping center around it? Developers want to overhaul the property to add an open-air plaza, 40,000 square feet for "fresh retail tenants," and lots of housing.

Apple Opening In DTLA's Historic Tower Theatre

The tech giant is "in the in the process of securing a lease for retail space" at the 1927 theater, the first in Downtown wired for sound. The location would put Apple on an already bustling and fancy section of Broadway.

Gentrification and the Laundromat in Los Angeles

The Lucy's laundromat in the heart of Echo Park has ended its 17-year run to make way for a new, fancier retail complex with much higher rents. As housing prices rise, laundromats that primarily serve low-income residents are in danger.

Huge Entertainment District to Surround Queen Mary

The Queen Mary has just changed hands and the new lessees are planning to remodel the ship and eventually build a "bustling retail, dining and entertainment district" on the 45 acres surrounding it.

New Look at Downtown Pac Pal's Grove-Style Makeover

Rick Caruso adds to his empire of malls that look like nostalgic Main Streets with Palisades Village in Pacific Palisades. He envisions turning the posh neighborhood's sleepy main drag into a fully Grovey retail heaven, as seen in new renderings.

DTLA's Derelict Olympic Theatre Getting a New Life

H&M's high-end COS brand is moving in to the Broadway-adjacent theater soon.

First Look at the Beverly Center's Huge Makeover

The much-hated behemoth of a mall is hoping to change its identity.

Westside Pavilion Planning to Tear Down Its Walls

The aging mall is looking to rebrand itself with open walls and potentially a Whole Foods.

Huge: Beverly Center Getting Natural Light

The major renovation of the totally '80s mall begins this month.

Into the depths of LA's old Red Car subway terminal

A tour of the lobby and two underground floors of the 1926 Subway Terminal Building as they prepare for retail redevelopment.

Can a New Wave of Fancy Chain Stores Finally Revitalize Dull Westwood Village?

Plans Revealed For Last Holdout in Downtown LA's South Park

All the Details on the Mixed-Use Rebirth of the Enormous Boyle Heights Sears Complex

Bold Developers Turning 21-Story Tower Into 32-Story Tower in the Heart of Hollywood