Americana at Brand

Americana at Brand is an outdoor shopping mall located at the downtown area of Glendale, California. Glendale is a city located on the foothills of the Verdugo mountains, north of downtown Los Angeles. It is an outdoor shopping mall that resembles a city center with shops, parks and apartment dwellings.

Address: 889 Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91210

DSCN0140The mall has 75 retail shops including Barnes & Noble, Apple Store, Sephora, Tiffany and other high-end shops. It also has a variety of dining options from ice cream stands on the sidewalk to Cheesecake Factory.

The Americana at Brand includes hundreds of condominiums and apartments on top of the shops. They are called The Residences and Excelsior.

At the center of the mall is a park with an animated fountain. The musical fountain performs every hour. At the center of the water fountain is a gold-leaf statue. The statue is a replica of “Spirit of American Youth” by Donald de Lue in France.DSCN0150

The mall also houses Pacific Theaters with so many screens; you need to spend a day at the mall to see all the movies.

While the mall is crowded with shoppers, shops and restaurants outside the mall are almost empty. Before the mall is constructed it stirred debate in Glendale for several years with business owners fearing Americana would hurt businesses for stores along Brand Boulevard.

Like most new shopping malls, Americana at Brand is a destination. You need to plan ahead and spend at least a day at this mall and the neighboring Glendale Galleria. Parking is abundant at both malls. It is easy to find a spot to park your car.


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  1. While the concept is good, Americana is not properly laid out with only two main entrances, shoppers tend to stay inside the complex with the shops outside the complex not benefiting from the foot traffic.

  2. This is the sister property to The Grove in LA. Equally if not nicer than The Grove, less crowded but equally classy with great shops like Tiffany. My place to shop and see a movie

  3. One of the most romantic places in Los Angeles area! A great quick getaway! A perfect date spot! Perfect to shop and meet friends.

  4. Very well designed shopping mall with lots of great shops and also dancing fountains, love that. Very classy but at the same time casual place.

  5. This is a good place to take a walk and grab a bite but not for shopping still prefer the Glendale Galleria for my shopping the Galleria has way better and more shops.

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