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If you've been living in LA for a while now, then you know all about Downtown's ancient shopping center known as Macy's Plaza. Located at the corner of S. Flower and 7th, the 40-year-old space houses a Sheraton, Macy's, as well as mall staples like Express, Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret. Despite being somewhat of a DTLA landmark, reviews are pretty bleak, which is why locals rejoiced when news broke that Ratkovich Company was throwing down a cool $160 million to revamp it.
Looking to give nearby bustling shopping hub FIGat7th a run for its money, The Bloc (formerly Macy's Plaza) will feature an open-air concept akin to popular Santa Monica Place. Our sister site Curbed LA reveals new renderings of the pedestrian-friendly design, which includes eateries and yet-to-be revealed boutiques.
See a bonus rendering below. Are you feeling the new look?
· The Bloc [Racked]
· Here's the Open New Look For Downtown's Macy's Fortress [Curbed LA]
· DTLA Shopping Hub FIGat7th Ramps Up with Summer Festival [Racked]