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Westfield Century City isn't the only retail destination undergoing a major, super-exciting makeover. 1970s-built, mixed-use complex The Bloc is in the midst of a $160-million facelift that will transform its whopping 1.8 million-square-foot dwelling into the ultimate shop/eat/play experience. In addition to giving Macy's a much-needed refresh, the shopping center will feature SF man-cave-inspired menswear boutique Wingtip as well as a 10,000-square-foot gallery/boutique hybrid powered by CNTRLgroup (of Apolis and Alchemy Works fame) and Otto Design Group.
WWD notes that the gallery/boutique will be called Free Market and construction is set to begin this summer for a fall opening. The fashion trade journal adds that "the concept is expected to be a space for large and small men’s and women’s apparel brands, home and food concepts among other businesses."