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When the retail giant of West Hollywood closed its doors on Wednesday, some residents and shoppers said they had lost hope in a downtown revival.
But it remains unclear how that would affect a bustling entertainment district that once had more than a million visitors a day.
The mall, located at 1128 N. California St., was among the city’s most prominent assets when it opened in 2004.
Its iconic red and blue facade, with a colorful mural of a Santa Claus, is the first thing most tourists see.
Its main attraction is a massive outdoor plaza that hosts music, concerts, movie nights and shopping.
It also features a new Macy’s and Sears department stores, along with some upscale boutiques, and an upscale shopping mall.
It is located near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.
As the mall went dark on Wednesday afternoon, some customers said they hoped that the closure would allow the mall to reopen, but the only hint they had was the words “Macy’s and Saks” on the marquee.
“We have a feeling it will go the same way, but we have no idea when it will,” said Joe Martinez, 45, who had driven down to the mall from Hollywood for the last time.
He said he would shop there for $25 a pop.
“I’ll go to Macy’s if they open tomorrow.
I don’t know if they’ll reopen this mall.”
Another West Hollywood resident, Tanya Williams, said she had bought groceries from Walmart at the mall.
“It was a little bit of a loss for me,” said Williams, who lives in the area.
“The Macy’s store is a big deal for me.
I have a job and I live here and I really want to be in the shopping area.
If Macy’s opens, it will be a big boost for the area.”
The mall is owned by the West Hollywood Association, which has not yet provided an estimate on how much it will cost to reopen.
The agency had estimated that the mall would likely lose $2 million a year in sales.
But in a recent interview, the association said that the new Macy, Sears and JCPenney would be profitable and that the company was in talks to reopen the mall’s second store.
In the past year, Macy’s announced it would open two new stores in the Los Angeles area, and Sears and Walmart announced they were opening stores in nearby Walnut Creek, Calif.
Some residents and business owners have complained that the West Los Angeles Shopping Center has been hit hard by the loss of the shopping mall, with its $1.2 billion in annual revenues.
“People were just really upset,” said Scott Smith, president of the Westside Chamber of Commerce.
“That’s not going to be easy to come back.”
In the meantime, some mall shoppers said that while the closure was a blow, it was not the last blow.
“This is a new day, a new era,” said Matt Linton, 36, who drove past the mall for the first time in more than two months.
“But we can’t let it be a day of sadness.
I still love West Hollywood.
We can’t give up on this.”