Poll: Renovation of Manhattan Village

Is the proposed renovation of Manhattan Village overdue or overdone? Tell us what you think by voting in our poll.

Manhattan Village shopping center is in the throes of a major renovation/enhancement project that includes demolishing the building where the movie theaters were and two eateries are as well as demolishing Fry's.

What do you think of the overall renovation plan? Are you excited by it? Will you enjoy having an outdoor streetwalk experience near where California Pizza Kitchen and China Grill presently are? What do you think of the proposed parking structures?

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Howard Lowe June 10, 2012 at 07:44 AM
I do not like the idea of making MV larger. The draw to MV is the quaint mall, and I already fear doing so will bring or encourage undesired elements. That is exactly what happened to the downtown area near the pier. It lost a bit of the quaint and charm. I am all for progress, however, let MV be. Parking is going to be an issue no matter what.
Denise A. June 10, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Hi Natalie, I don't know about all the stores but the staff at Claires told me that the mall shut them down because they are trying to change the type of stores in the mall. Clearly the mall owners weren't thinking about the tons of young girls that live in our community and LOVED that store.
Travel June 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I go to the MV Mall because it is small. I can park, dash in for what I need, and dash out. They will lose my business if a parking structure is built and there are tons of stores to navigate.
Faith Lyons June 18, 2012 at 04:05 AM
If the mall stays as it is it will die. It needs to upgrade and expand or it will lose its key retailers (Macy's, Apple). This is the natural evolution of this mall. If we want to avoid another fiasco a la "Old Towne" in Torrance, we need to make sure the owners can move forward with their plans. Status quo is not an option; in today's retail market with all the competition, it's improve it, or let it degrade and die. I support expansion. And to the person who talked about what the "city" would do, the city doesn't do anything except approve or deny the owner's plans.
Cris Saricheff July 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Cristine The MB mall needs another anchor store such as Bloomingdales which carries high end merchandise. There isn't enough variety in the MB Mall. When I want a purse lets say from Gucci I either have to go online or drive to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Manhattan Beach is a wealthy community so we should have a mall that reflects this.


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