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Westfield Oakridge Mall review

925 Blossom Hill Road • San Jose, CA 95123-1294

(408) 578-2912

Website: Westfield Oakridge Mall

BigMallRat's Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Westfield has done it again! They've taken the previously lackluster Oakridge Mall and turned it into something spectacular! First, they doubled the size, making a giant oval, if you will. Next, they remodeled the interior to look fresh and new. Finally, they added high-end retailers and excellent restaurants.

Atmosphere

Westfield really knows how to pick architects. This mall is full of beautiful details. Even the light fixtures are both abundant and beautiful, yet never overbearing.

Stores

You'll find a mix of retailers here, including some new high-end shops (banking on the area's affluence). Lots of sit-down restaurants are a plus, too.

For movies, Century 20 Theatres is an excellent draw, ensuring large crowds in the beautiful food court.

Three department stores call Oakridge home: Sears, Macy's (newly expanded), and Target. (Target replaced the old Montgomery Ward in October 2004.)

Food

The food court design is truly outstanding and reminds me of a high-end restaurant in the City. The use of different textures, including fabric, stone, and wood, are evident throughout. You'll find an expansive collection of eateries and food from throughout the world.

Outside the food court you'll find the very popular BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Buca di Beppo, Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro.

Parking

You actually can park on the roof! Then, you can make obscene gestures through the skylights to unsuspecting shoppers. I wonder how long it will take for someone to get arrested!

Valet parking is available outside of California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse.

Location

Westfield Oakridge mall is located in San Jose CA, at the corner of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Blossom Hill Road. From the West Valley Fwy (85), exit south Santa Teresa.

Anchor Stores

Century Theatres 20 (current showtimes)

Macy's (236,000 sq. ft.)

Sears

Target

Hours

Monday - Friday

10:30 AM - 9 PM

Saturday

10 AM - 9 PM

Sunday

11 AM - 6 PM

Stats

Stores: 170

Type: Superregional center

Enclosed: Yes

GLA: 102,193.344 m2 (1,100,000 sq. ft.)

Levels: 1

Owner: Westfield Centres

Management Company: Westfield Centres

Grand Openings: 1973 (mall); 1978 (Macy's and Bullock's); 2003 (expansion)

Anchor Closures: 1983 (Bullock's)

Renovated: 1995; 2003

Ratings

Size: Large

Architectural Appearance: Chic

Cleanliness: Hospital clean!

Occupancy: Bursting at the seams!

Stores: Upscale/mainstream

Store Quality: Standard (-0.5)

Parking: Average for a center this size (plus availability of valet)

Location: Very convenient off Hwy 85/VTA Light Rail (Oakridge station)

Services: Website, security, information booth, printed directory, free shopping bags, free balloons, free package carry-out, valet parking, and more.

Uniqueness: One of a kind gem!

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Review date: 1 Mar 2009

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picture of food court

picture of mall lighting

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