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Celebrate The New Broadway Plaza On September 1

August 18, 2016
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., August 18, 2016 – Broadway Plaza, part of the Macerich (NYSE:MAC) portfolio of one-of-a-kind retail properties in top markets, invites residents of Walnut Creek and the East Bay to celebrate the property’s major renovation at “Party in the Plaza,” a center wide event on Thursday, September 1, from 4 pm – 9:30 pm, with many activities, including a free concert with  Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray. 

“Party in the Plaza” celebrates the major renovation at Broadway Plaza that includes more than 50 new retailers, new parking, new finishes and refreshed outdoor amenities. In addition to an appearance from Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath, festivities will include a variety of musical and walk around entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, and other specialty booths and activities from the event’s title sponsor, NYX Professional Makeup, and co-sponsors, Boudin, Diablo magazine, Gap, iHeart and the Walnut Creek Downtown. The event will wrap up with a spectacular fireworks finale.   

“For 65 years, Broadway Plaza has been the favorite shopping and dining destination for our own community and the East Bay region,” said Shelly Dress, Senior Property Manager, Broadway Plaza. “For the past two and a half years, the community has stood beside us as we renovated and perfected this iconic property. We think everyone will be pleased to see so many new retailers and the beautiful new environment at Broadway Plaza. We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone on September 1.” 

More Ways to Celebrate

Leading up to the “Party in the Plaza”, local residents are invited to attend Broadway Plaza’s annual Summer Concert series. This fun, family-friendly tradition brings together great music, good company and fabulous retail. The series runs four consecutive Thursdays in August from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The remaining concert line-up includes: August 18 – Mustache Harbor and August 25 – Tainted Love. 

Broadway Plaza shoppers are also invited to experience a special “Night of Thanks,” as the Plaza shows its appreciation to the community for its
support during the renovation with a not-to-miss event featuring fashion shows, in-store events and much more. This event is set for Friday, September 9, from 6 pm to 9 pm. More information can be found at 

More than 50 New Stores

New stores already open or opening in the enhanced center include Aldo, Allen Edmonds, Apex, Arhaus, Aritzia, Athleta, Aveda, Bath & Body Works, Boudin Bakery, Clarks, Cocola Bakery, ECCO, Eileen Fisher, Everything But Water, Gap, Godiva, Hanna Andersson, H&M, ivivva, J. Crew, J.Jill, Kiehl’s, Kit & Ace, L’Occitane, Lou & Grey, Lucky Brand Jeans, lululemon athletica, LUSH, Madewell, Michael Kors, Nespresso, NYX Professional Makeup, Oceane, Pandora, Papyrus, See’s Candies, Solstice, Soma, SoulCycle, Starbucks, Teavana, Tesla, The Walking Company, True Food Kitchen, True Religion Brand Jeans, Vince Camuto, Victoria’s Secret, Wetzel’s Pretzels, White House/Black Market and Zara.

Additionally, Broadway Plaza anchor Macy’s also underwent its own 57,000 square-foot expansion, with the redesigned 247,000 square-foot store debuting last November. The expanded and redesigned store now incorporates a new men’s department, which moved from a separate location at Broadway Plaza. The larger store also debuted with its renovated handbag floor; a new cosmetics department; new fine jewelry and fashion jewelry departments; new fine watch and fashion watch departments; new restrooms and more.

About the Broadway Plaza Expansion

The major redevelopment of Broadway Plaza creates a modern destination in line with the appealing scale of downtown Walnut Creek. A new parking structure now offers four levels of parking on the Macy’s side and three new levels of parking on the Nordstrom side. The center now also features expanded walkways, new seating areas and a central plaza for hosting community events. The transformation continues during the holiday season and into the New Year as more exciting names and experiences will be introduced. 

The convenience and experience of guests remains a high priority at Broadway Plaza throughout the property’s transformation. Valet Parking is available seven days a week, and a Text Concierge program enables guests to enjoy a top-quality shopping experience as they can simply text 925-948-8826 to ask questions and quickly receive personalized responses. For more information about the Broadway Plaza Redevelopment project, visit

About Macerich

Macerich, an S&P 500 company, 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.

Macerich currently owns 55 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 50 regional shopping centers. Macerich specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country’s most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in the California, Arizona, Chicago and the Metro New York to Washington, D.C. corridor. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company's website: