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Old 09-19-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Baltimore,MD
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How Is It..Anyone ever Been..What's It like?
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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It a very nice newly remodeled two story Mall on the corner of Crenshaw and King it's on both sides of the King Blvd. It was declared an historic landmark in the late 1990's. It has a Wal-Mart, Sears, Robinsons-May, TJ Maxx, FYE, Disney Store (coming), Radio Shack, Magic Johnson Theatres, and more. And it has wall-to-wall Black people. Considering it is surrounded by five Black neighborhoods (the good: Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Buckingham and Angeles Heights, the bad: the Jungle) that's understandable.

Happy Shopping!
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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It a very nice newly remodeled two story Mall on the corner of Crenshaw and King it's on both sides of the King Blvd. It was declared an historic landmark in the late 1990's. It has a Wal-Mart, Sears, Robinsons-May, TJ Maxx, FYE, Disney Store (coming), Radio Shack, Magic Johnson Theatres, and more. And it has wall-to-wall Black people. Considering it is surrounded by five Black neighborhoods (the good: Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Buckingham and Angeles Heights, the bad: the Jungle) that's understandable.

Happy Shopping!
I hate that designation "the jungle".

And 'south central' is now 2/3rds latino. If you got to the Crenshaw mall these days the customers are about 2/3rds Latino.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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I shop there all the time. It is nice. It is a pretty solidly middle-class mall: neither too Rodeo nor too "indoor swap-meet".

I never go to that Wal-Mart on the weekends though, because it is understaffed and the checkout lines are way too long.

LALady says that it is 2/3 latino. I think it is probably less than that.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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How Is It..Anyone ever Been..What's It like?
Not sure what you mean by "whats it like?". Are you looking for theaters? High end shopping? Great food court? Mall with Apple Store?

The nicer malls are Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Beverly Center and Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. These are the "nicer" malls in Los Angeles. Century City Mall is okay but I do like their food court.

There is nothing about Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza that interests me.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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Not sure what you mean by "whats it like?". Are you looking for theaters? High end shopping? Great food court? Mall with Apple Store?

The nicer malls are Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, Beverly Center and Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. These are the "nicer" malls in Los Angeles. Century City Mall is okay but I do like their food court.

There is nothing about Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza that interests me.
yeah, the security fence around it is a big turn-off.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I go there all the time and it is considerably less than 2/3 Latino. For those who don't like it, Thank you for the display of snobbery LA should be famous for. Just because a mall is in a Black neighborhood doesn't make it less "nicer" than the Malls in the White areas.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I go there all the time and it is considerably less than 2/3 Latino. For those who don't like it, Thank you for the display of snobbery LA should be famous for. Just because a mall is in a Black neighborhood doesn't make it less "nicer" than the Malls in the White areas.
Didnt mean it that way. Although it does have a Macys, what I meant was it doesnt have a lot of high end shopping or boutique stores that I like:

Apple Store
Sony Style
Nordstrom
Abercrombe and Fitch
Bebe (and Bebe Sport)
Crate and Barrel
J Crew
L'Occitane
Williams Sonoma

That is just to name a few.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Didnt mean it that way. Although it does have a Macys, what I meant was it doesnt have a lot of high end shopping or boutique stores that I like:

Apple Store
Sony Style
Nordstrom
Abercrombe and Fitch
Bebe (and Bebe Sport)
Crate and Barrel
J Crew
L'Occitane
Williams Sonoma

That is just to name a few.
That's true but the Disney Store is reopening and a Chilren's Place is opening and there is a Forever 21. I think the yare trying to get more high end shopping in the area. West Angeles is building a shopping mall on the corner of Crenshaw and Jefferson.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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The Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza is nice in itself, is surrounded by nice predominately black neighborhoods and definitely could use further renovation and redevelopment since it has a lot of potential (they really need to run that Wal-Mart out of there, IMO. It brings down the character of the neighborhood and I can think of a billion other things you can do with that space.)


As far as the Latino presence there, the shopping populace is NOT 2/3rds Latino... it's far less then that. (They're there though, although you can say that they're EVERYWHERE in L.A. these days...)
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