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Burbank Town Center Remodel Nearly Complete

This year, the $60 million renovations of the Burbank Town Center which started in January 2017 will finally be complete, with new stores, a brighter atmosphere, and a revamped food court among other refurbishments.

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Visitors to the eighth largest mall in Los Angeles County have already noticed several new additions, including the renovated food court which has relocated from the third floor to the first floor. The modernized atmosphere has an improved seating area with USB compatible outlets and decorative lights.

“The new food court has a lot more seating available. It’s very spacious and it’s a lot more open. I think that’s one of the best changes they’ve made, moving the food court downstairs,“ said Atticus Bacchus, an employee of All Amusement Fun Center.

Although some restaurants have left the revitalized food court, several restaurants that were on the third level remain, such as Panda Express, Sbarro, and Mongolian Grill, which is coming soon.

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“Our goal is to introduce fresh new tenants to Burbank Town Center with an eye to making the dining terrace a go-to-place when visiting Burbank,” said Lance W. Taylor, director at CAPREF Burbank LLC, who has been overseeing the renovation of the mall.

Soon, there will be an outdoor dining terrace with a view toward Verdugo and west toward the Hollywood Hills. A new outdoor escalator will carry shoppers and diners to the space which faces the shops on San Fernando Blvd.

Two new entrances into the Burbank Town Center have been added to the east and west parking garages, allowing better circulation throughout the mall.

A grand staircase leading to an entrance into the mall has been made accessible on E. Magnolia Blvd.

New skylights throughout the mall, along with LED lighting and new flooring, provide a more energetic and positive shopping atmosphere than before.

Following AMC 8’s recent theatre remodel with reclining seats, stores such as New York & Co. and Vans have also been redesigned.

Burbank Town Center is currently home to 150 retail stores and soon, Cost Plus World Market will add to that number. The 17,000 sq ft store will be located on the first floor of the mall and is said to open in June or July.

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Additional changes include the relocation of See’s Candy from across the hall to provide more room for H&M, which will be located on the second and third levels. The fast fashion retailer is expected to open around summer or during the fall.

In 2017, H&M was the highest ranked fashion outlet according to Forbes America’s Best Employers and made the list of “Best Companies to Work for in Fashion” for Business of Fashion. New stores such as H&M and Cost Plus will likely benefit the local economy in providing job opportunities and better shopping experiences.

“With the $60 million mall renovation nearing completion and the addition of these new tenants, we are seeing increased activity from national and local retailers interested in calling Burbank Town Center home and we anticipate additional retailer announcements this year,” said Taylor.

Such new additions are enticing locals who are used to doing their shopping online or in other cities.

“The updates to the mall are exciting as it will bring about a much-needed change and update to the area. Many people drive to Glendale for stores like H&M and Cost Plus, so it will be great that their tax dollars will be staying here in Burbank,” said Wes Taylor, a resident of Downtown Burbank.

Although many new shops are coming to the mall, several stores that have become favorites in the community remain. LA County’s last mall arcade, the “All Amusement Fun Center” which has been in business for 24 years, has been relocated from the first floor to the third floor after it was nearly closed in 2017. In response to community outcry, owners Jim and Susan Rowton collaborated with Lance Taylor to find a suitable new location and were able to keep the arcade open while adding several new games.

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On March 3, the All Amusement Fun Center hosted a community event, allowing visitors to play games, get their faces painted, and have balloon animals made— all free of charge.

New resting stations with USB compatible outlets give shoppers downtime to sit and relax between stores. For young families, there are two new play areas which provide a chance for parents to monitor their kids as they take a break from shopping.

Recently added Tesla Superchargers are located on the top of the Burbank Town Center parking garage at 495 North Third St. The station, which allows drivers to charge their cars much quicker than at home, is among the largest in the country, with 20 public-access stalls at the rate of $0.20 per kilowatt hour.

On the third level near Sears, interactive murals were recently installed by students from Burbank High, Providencia Elementary, Brett Hart Elementary, and Jordan Middle School. The murals feature illustrations encouraging shoppers to pose and take part in the images to share on social media.

Burbank Town Center is located at 201 East Magnolia Blvd.

MyMovieDeals Teams Up with Burbank AMC for Special Deals

The website www.MyMovieDeals.com has added new partners, new deals, more flexibility (any movie, any time at any AMC Burbank Theatre), and new payment options for deals offered exclusively in Burbank.

The new partners include the Burbank locations of Barney’s Beanery, Yogurtland, and Cinnabon who join Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Chevys Fresh Mex and AMC Theatres in adding value for moviegoers who see films at the AMC Burbank 6, 8 and 16.

The popular “$25 Movie & Meal for 2 plus Free Popcorn” deal now includes an option for a free menu item at Barney’s Beanery (value up to $15) when you buy one. Chevys Fresh Mex and Wahoo’s Fish Taco are also part of this deal. New partners Yogurtland and Cinnabon are adding free desserts with “buy one, get one free items.” AMC is providing a free popcorn.

“Moviegoers are receiving more than $50 of value for just $25,” said Frank Buckley, co-founder of MyMovieDeals and co-anchor of the KTLA 5 Morning News. “We’re trying to make moviegoing and ‘date nights’ affordable and Burbank businesses have stepped up in a big way to help.”

Moviegoers also have a “Sweet Deal” option now for $22 for 2 people which includes 2 movie tickets to any film at any time at any of the AMC Burbank Theatres, 1 free popcorn from AMC, and two free desserts. The dessert offer is a buy one, get one free at BOTH Yogurtland and Cinnabon.

Another new option is for the solo moviegoer for $12.50 which includes 1 movie ticket, 1 popcorn and a free dessert at both Yogurtland and Cinnabon. Yogurtland is providing 5 ounces of free frozen yogurt and Cinnabon is providing 50% off on either a Classic Cinnabon or a Minibon.

“These deals are only available through MyMovieDeals.com and they’re only available in Burbank,” said Gordon Ho, a former executive vice president at Disney Studios and co-founder of MyMovieDeals with Buckley. “We chose to launch in Burbank because we think it’s a great city and because there’s a great mix of AMC movie theaters, restaurants and businesses that have been all been willing to pitch in to provide added value for moviegoers.”

The deals are offered exclusively through MyMovieDeals.com. Payment options include credit card or PayPal. Moviegoers then receive vouchers that they print at home for the participating businesses. The movie tickets each have a value of $12.50 so they can be used on any showing of any film at any of the Burbank AMC Theatres. Movies in 3-D or Imax may incur a slight surcharge.

“I hope Burbank residents will take advantage of these offers and support their local businesses in the process,” said Buckley. “This is a way to see movies the way they were intended to be seen–on a big screen, in a comfortable theater with a community of fellow moviegoers at a great price.”

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