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It's all happening! After last month's teaser announcement that Beverly Center was, indeed, set to undergo a "very expensive" makeover, the '80s-built shopping center has officially confirmed some major plans.
Property owner Taubman Corporate reveals to Los Angeles Times that the whopping $500 million renovation will begin this month and is expected to complete by November 2018. Food lovers will dig the changes in particular, as there will be "nine new restaurants and a food hall to be helmed by celebrity chef Michael Mina." The top-floor food hall will be called "The Street" and will feature "15 to 18 concepts from different chefs [...] Possible options include a ramen bar, a poke bar and an eatery with barbecued meats from around the world."
Besides lots of new food options, Beverly Center 2.0 will reduce its current claustrophobic atmosphere by incorporating natural light via a "ribbon of skylights" and "window-dotted exterior."
As for the parking structure, the upgrade will introduce high-tech capabilities that will "help motorists find a spot and, later, remember where they parked."
We'll most definitely keep you posted on the exciting project's progress, which we're hoping will include some exciting new shopping retailers.