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

The 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.

 

 


 

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 newer 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.

Their website is www.americanaatbrand.com.