South Bay Galleria looks to revamp ar...

South Bay Galleria looks to revamp area south of mall

There are 125 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Nov 11, 2009, titled South Bay Galleria looks to revamp area south of mall. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

The owner of the South Bay Galleria wants to rehabilitate a tired and mostly vacant commercial area adjacent to the mall with a new $32 million retail complex.

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A Plan

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2009
If they want to improve and revamp the Galleria, they need to do away with the bus terminal there, which would immediately have an impact on crime. The vast majority of "shoppers" there are from outside the area. If the Hawthorne mall would reopen, this would also help clean up the Galleria. Until we get South Bay residents back into the mall, it will continue to be just what it is....the Ghettoria!
Gang Bangers

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Nov 11, 2009
Better put in a shooting gallery, we'll need it if they draw the crowd that Del Amo has of gang bangers.
The Way It Is

Gardena, CA

#4 Nov 12, 2009
I live walking distance from the Ghettoria. I haven't been in there in probably 3 years. We were there the night of the big fight at the theater, and we haven't seen a movie there since.
maria

United States

#5 Nov 12, 2009
thats just great, and for the ones that dont like it. move to the mountains or try a cave.
Good Thinking Maria

United States

#6 Nov 12, 2009
maria wrote:
thats just great, and for the ones that dont like it. move to the mountains or try a cave.
That's right, the law abiding, tax paying people of the South Bay should go to the mountains and try a cave! Excellent idea. How about instead, those who are more interested in being gang members, cause crimes and create mini-riots at the mall go to the mountains and try a cave!
Rodger Dinwhitte

Torrance, CA

#7 Nov 12, 2009
Gee, maybe they could put in something like maybe, I don't know, maybe a bowling center? It disturbs me when developers come in, wreck and neglect property and then make a big deal about what a wonderful thing their going to do "redeveloping" the property. The reason it's a mess today is the developers and their idiotic plans.

And that "pad" north of the B of A. I had always thought that was a parking lot. Funny how parking and pads look the same to developers.
DonaldHump

United States

#9 Nov 12, 2009
Ahhh, real estate developers are such dreamers.

Hello, Earth to RE developers? Are you there?

The South Bay is already over retailed, over restauranted and has too much traffic.

The ongoing economic collapse is resetting the bar lower, much lower. This has nothing to do with the area but everything to do with disposable income which is shrinking.
Bowling

Santa Monica, CA

#10 Nov 12, 2009
Rodger Dinwhitte wrote:
Gee, maybe they could put in something like maybe, I don't know, maybe a bowling center? It disturbs me when developers come in, wreck and neglect property and then make a big deal about what a wonderful thing their going to do "redeveloping" the property. The reason it's a mess today is the developers and their idiotic plans.
And that "pad" north of the B of A. I had always thought that was a parking lot. Funny how parking and pads look the same to developers.
Bowling? How about lawn darts too?

I know, how about HIGH END STORES the riff raff won't frequent?
local resident

United States

#11 Nov 12, 2009
If this happens, please consider closing off 177th street (at Hawthorne Blvd) to the traffic. We already have so much traffic from the Mall.
Poor Planning

Upland, CA

#12 Nov 12, 2009
What about Del Amo dump?
The very average (concrete) hardscape of the new south AMC restaurant area & horribly planned area around Borders could be augmented by RV park / flea market / WalMart / 99 cent store
BTW - a few trees left in parking lot to cut down
Sure

Chino, CA

#13 Nov 12, 2009
If Redondo is to make any progress at all in development , this is the area. Revitalizing this area with new stores may bring in much needed revenue to the city alleviating the need for more and more property taxes. After all Redondo will never make up its mind on what to do with the existing vacant retail space at the pier. What are the alternatives for the galleria area, more vacant land, another pie in the sky park? The galleria area is the best place to recapture some of the property owners investment. What do they have in the expo property 1 million or 2?
illegalsrillegal

Walnut, CA

#14 Nov 12, 2009
Yay, more stores that no one will shop in. How about removing the seedy gang element that hangs out there, NEVER will I take my kids even close to that place.
mmm

United States

#16 Nov 12, 2009
i only go here for red robin. used to come check a movie here and there but i didnt like the fact i could get shot at any moment if someone so much as even THOUGHT i looked at them wrong.
Traci Vujicich

Torrance, CA

#17 Nov 12, 2009
The other writers here make good points. The developers need to consider the demographics they want to attract. The galleria definitely attracts a different demographic than is in the rest of Redondo Beach. I still shop there, because it's close by. But most of the shops there certainly don't represent my family, demographically. I'd love to see the redevelopment happen, but they need to be sure to choose stores that appeal to the residents of Redondo Beach.
Jim

United States

#18 Nov 12, 2009
The challenge here is that there is TOO MUCH commercial development, everywhere. There is nothing new, stores all morph into selling the same stuff.
My experience is that developers want to build strip malls where gas stations were, then retire to places that don't have strip malls. They look for areas to build hotels next to two existing hotels that are scrambling for business and not finding enough to be profitable.
I'd leave the developers out of making the decisions and look for an actual need. By the way, there is no need for commercial in that area.
Controversy Johnson

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Nov 12, 2009
We need a golf range somewhere in Redondo, even though half of the residents are a bunch cheapskates, we need better stores at the Galleria and kick out the stores that cater to gang fashion,fine example the Beverly Center they have nothing for gangs and blacks. so I feel safe.
Jim

United States

#20 Nov 12, 2009
There used to be a decent place to get an inexpensive hamburger in downtown Hermosa Beach.

Then a developer decided we need another condo office building. Today we have to get in the car to buy anything other than a $30 bowl of Jambalaya. I'm not kidding, 30 buck, what a rip off.

How about looking for businesses that actually have a benefit to the residents instead of just making money. Both are possible. But developers don't consider value to the community.
Anonymous

United States

#21 Nov 12, 2009
Should start with finding a tenant for the Mervyn's site. That might help the mall more than building more stores South of it.

First store to consider South of mall would probably be a Starbucks, everyone seems to hate to have to drive between Starbucks locations.
Citizen

Torrance, CA

#22 Nov 12, 2009
Want to raise money for the police and South Bay, insert a dress code, if you want to look like a gangbanger, pay a 25 dollar fine. Of course the freakin ACLU and liberals will cry foul
The Way It Is

Gardena, CA

#23 Nov 12, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Should start with finding a tenant for the Mervyn's site. That might help the mall more than building more stores South of it.
First store to consider South of mall would probably be a Starbucks, everyone seems to hate to have to drive between Starbucks locations.
Kohls has already opened in the former Mervyn's site. And there is already a Starbucks on the corner of Hawthorne and Artesia. And Prairie and Artesia...

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