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Santa Monica Place Introduces Sixth Chef-Driven Restaurant to Rooftop Dining Deck: Sonoma Wine Garden

April 29, 2010

In addition to Sonoma Wine Garden, Umland is also behind Ozumo, a contemporary Japanese cuisine restaurant that is one of five already announced restaurants for the new Santa Monica Place. Other destinations include two concepts from nationally recognized restaurateur Richard Sandoval, Zengo and La Sandia, plus Pizza Antica and Chris Yeo’s XINO Restaurant + Lounge.

“Dedicating an entire level of the property to food experiences is something new and exciting in department-store anchored shopping center design,” said Doug Roscoe, senior manager, property management for Santa Monica Place. “Sonoma Wine Garden adds a wonderful concept to the mix on our Dining Deck and its urban garden setting will be a real oasis in the city.”

Last fall the property announced nine fast-casual options for the Dining Deck including: Charlie Kabob; Chick n’ Ribs; Fatburger; Manchu Wok; Pinches Tacos; Sarku Japan; Stefano’s Pizza; Sushi Itto; and Wetzel’s Pretzels. The indoor-outdoor, fast-casual component of the Dining Deck will comprise nearly 17,000 square feet in a modern design dominated by extensive glass and open views.

In addition to the eclectic cuisine options provided by the Dining Deck, the Market at Santa Monica Place will share space on the rooftop to provide the ultimate one-stop shopping experience. The Market will be an artisanal food experience, gathering independently-owned food purveyors of meats, fish, cheeses, bread, fruits and vegetables to complement the rooftop’s chef-driven dining concepts and fast-casual
restaurant options.

The retail attractions of Santa Monica Place include a new Bloomingdale’s and a new Nordstrom plus a growing roster of specialty stores including Barneys Co-op, Burberry, Kitson, Nike, CB2, Juicy Couture, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Ted Baker, AllSaints Spitalfields, 7 For All Mankind, Love Culture and many more.

The urban beach experience is a major design focus of the approximately 550,000 square-foot, new Santa Monica Place, located just two blocks from the beach and right next to the popular Third Street Promenade.

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Santa Monica Place’s parent company, Macerich® (NYSE:MAC), is headquartered in Santa Monica and is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States. The company is the sole general partner and owns an 89% ownership interest in The Macerich Partnership, L.P. Macerich now owns approximately 74 million square feet of gross leaseable area consisting primarily of interests in 71 regional malls. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company’s Web site at