The Quad at Whittier
Side Entrance of the Quad
|Location||Whittier, California, USA|
|Address||Cnr SEC Whittier Blvd. & Painter Avenue|
|Owner||Terramar Retail Centers|
|No. of anchor tenants||7|
|Total retail floor area||432,596 sq ft|
|Website||The Quad at Whittier|
After the center was destroyed by the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake, its owners began renovating it as a strip mall. Hinshaw's, the only store not affected by the earthquake, closed in 1992.
The current shopping center includes Burlington Coat Factory (which opened in 1999 in the old Hinshaw's), Michael's, Old Navy, Rubi's, Ross Dress for Less, Staples, Olive Garden, Chili's, and TJ Maxx.
- "WHITTIER QUAD Offers Variety". Los Angeles Times. Mar 11, 1976.
- "May Co. Opens Store in Whittier Tomorrow". Los Angeles Times. Aug 1, 1965.
- "Fourth Nash Store Opens at Whittier on Friday". Los Angeles Times. Nov 7, 1954.
- "Whittier New Guidelines Adopted to Help Boost Struggling Mall". Los Angeles Times. Mar 3, 1988.
- "Whittier Quad to Be Remodeled". Los Angeles Times. Mar 15, 1987.
- Heck, Marilyn (Jan 8, 1992). "Hinshaw's Stays in Arcadia, but Whittier Site to Close". Los Angeles Times.
Just a few years after the earthquake, the remains of the popular May.Co. were transferred to Whittier Boulevard which runs on the north side, and Ocean View Avenune north-south, on the southeastern corner to become a popular medical plaza.