The end is nigh. The end of Bayshore Town Center as we know it, that is.
In case you missed it, the ailing Glendale indoor/outdoor shopping center is in the midst of a massive (and city-funded) $55-$75 million “reimagining” project. The plan is to downsize Bayshore Town Center from 1.2 million square feet to 900,000 square feet, and eliminate roughly 37% of its retail space. Multi-family residential units, senior housing, a “select service” hotel, a medical facility, and more office space may be built. Beyond that, well, there’ll be new outdoor stores to replace the existing outdoor stores and a new town square to replace the existing town square. (See the full plans HERE.)
Oh, and portions of the original enclosed mall will be demolished in January 2020. With this in mind, we bussed our sorry asses out to Bayshore on a frigid November night (GreenLine forever!) and found the enclosed mall to be a virtual ghost town. Only two or three stores remained (mostly nail salons), and Panda Express was the last panda standing in the food court. (Rocky Rococo is moving outside next to Mattress Firm, thank god.) Old Navy is still open, but you can’t enter from the inside. At least there’s a nice Christmas tree? (Plans indicate that this portion of the enclosed mall, the “rotunda,” will remain.)
Here are 34 pictures of the barren, soon-to-be-demolished mall.