At a time when many retail centers across the region and country are struggling to adapt to the changing times, the Burbank Town Center is thriving.
As you certainly have noticed by now, the finishing touches on the $60 million top-to-bottom renovation of the Burbank Town Center are complete. Later this month, Cost Plus World Market will be opening its newest location in the center with a series of special events and promotions. And down the road, H & M will be opening a two-story, 25,000-square-foot location in October and a lease has been signed with a new tenant to fill the 44,000-square-foot site formerly occupied by Sport Chalet. Through the renovation work and concerted tenant merchandising efforts, we are bringing the excitement back to the retail center.
Yet, these are just the beginning of some of the exciting changes in store for downtown Burbank. The Burbank Town Center Project, a proposed mixed-use project that calls for 1,165 new housing units (both market-rate and affordable), new neighborhood-serving retail and restaurants, and a 22,000-square-foot open-space plaza that will host outdoor events and community gatherings, will create a brand new, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in a city already known as a walker’s paradise.
These ambitious plans to breathe new life into the retail center and surrounding area stand in stark contrast to what’s happening in West LA, where the once-glamorous Westside Pavilion will soon be closing its doors to shoppers and turned into office space https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-westside-pavilion-20180504-story.html.