The Manhattan Village shopping center found on Sepulveda Blvd is one of the top places for shopping and dining in Manhattan Beach. It was renovated back in 2000 to give it a new interior and now the shopping center plans to update the exterior. The expansion plan has been in the works for quite some time and is expected to start at the beginning of 2014.
There will be three stages to the project which will include adding over 120,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, more parking and even a couple of parking structures. The goal of the project is to expand the shopping center and provide more for the residents of the area. Even though some of the favorite local shops may be torn down, there's a good chance they will be relocated to the newer portion of the shopping center.
With the renovations taking place early next year, a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere will become the new Manhattan Village shopping center. Plans to demolish the Pacific theatre building will open up even more space, which could allow the Macy's store to expand or other stores to move in. Many other improvements are planned over the next few years, such as the Fry's building is scheduled to be torn down in 2016, which will open up quite a bit of corner lot space for parking and new stores.
The main purpose for the remodeling is to provide more space for stores that have expressed interest in relocating to the Manhattan Village, but cannot find the room. The growth could mean stores, such as the Apple Store to expand and others to move into the area. Another focus of the project is improving the circulation of traffic, eliminating some of the noise and making it an overall better place for residents to shop. This project will help to create an even better shopping center full of new retail and restaurant options.