The Beverly Center is located in Los Angeles, California. This unique mall offers over 160 specialty shops and restaurants that reflect the diverse tastes and styles of Los Angeles. Beverly Center sits on the outskirts of Hollywood and Beverly Hills between San Vicente and La Cienega Boulevards. Grand Lux Cafe, Macy's Men's Store, Bloomingdale's, Macy's and a 13 screen movie theater are anchor stores to Beverly Center. Looking out over the Hollywood sign and downtown Los Angeles is the Rooftop Terrace; this fine restaurant offers availability for private restaurants.
The Beverly Center is eight stories high and serves the whole Los Angeles area. Retail shops include Hugo Boss, Dior, Lacoste, Diesel, Louis Vuitton, D&G Dolce & Gabbana, Just Cavalli, Armani Exchange, Forever 21, Victoria's Secret, Banana Republic and much more. The boutiques and stores of the mall, cater to upscale customers and is more expensive than most American malls.
The History of The Beverly Center ~
The site of the Beverly Center was once a small amusement park that contained pony rides, a ferris wheel, a spook house and other amusement attractions. The park was called Kiddyland.
In 1982, the Beverly Center was officially opened by developers E. Phillip Lyon, Sheldon Gordon and A. Alfred Taubman. America's first and the world's second Hard Rock Cafe was opened in the Beverly Center. The Broadway and Bullock's department stores originally anchored the Beverly Center and a Bullock's Men's store was opened in 1993. In 1996 both stores were renamed Macy's, in that same year the Broadway location closed. In 1997, the former Broadway store reopened as Bloomingdale's.
The center was bought out by the public Real Estate Investment Trust, Taubman Centers in 2004.
Did You Know ~
In 1985 the movie Chopping Mall had some of its scenes shot at the Beverly Center.
The Beverly Center is the set for a chapter in the novel Less Than Zero, written by Bret Easton Ellis in 1985.
In 1991, Woody Allen and Bette Midler starred in the movie Scenes from a Mall that was shot at the Beverly Center.
In 1976, the film Lipstick used the Beverly Center as a backdrop while still under construction.
In 1997, the Beverly Center was used for the movie thriller Volcano, which starred Anne Heche and Tommy Lee Jones. The childcare and triage scene was set up in the Hard Rock Cafe.
Restaurants and Food Specialty Shops Include~
Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bon Gelato, California Crisp, California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle Mexican Grill, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, De Euro Cafe, Grand Lix Cafe, Great Khan's Mongolian Festival, The Great Steak & Potato Co., Haagen-Daas, Hibachi-San, Kentucky Fried Chicken Express, Mrs. Fields' Cookies, Panda Express, Pastagina, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Quizno's, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Sbarro's Pizzeria, Silky Smooth Ultra Premium Ice Cream, Starbucks, Todai, Tommy's Hamburgers and The Wave Restaurant.