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Carmel Plaza, Carmel

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Carmel Plaza is a 111,980 sq ft (10,403 m2) self-described "upscale, outdoor lifestyle shopping center" in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in the block bounded by Ocean, Junipero, Mission and 7th streets. It is currently anchored by Sur la Table, and Anthropologie and is home to luxury goods retailers such as Tiffany. Three stories of shops surround an open-air courtyard.

Despite its small size, the center has been host to small branches of three department stores. At opening on August 18, 1960, I. Magnin opened a 10,000 sq ft (930 m2) store here. Both the store and the center were designed by architect Olof Dahlstrand. Joseph Magnin opened in 1974. After the Joseph Magnin chain closed in 1984, Saks Fifth Avenue opened on May 31, 1986.
The shopping mall was built in 1960 by Gerson Bakar and Steve Jacobs. It was sold to Macerich in 1998, and again to the O'Connor Group in 2012.
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  • Was able to try this new establishment in Carmel Plaza near Mission Street. Delicious food and lots of fun. 
    Was able to try this new establishment in Carmel Plaza near Mission Street. Delicious food and lots of fun.  more »
  • Our main reason for going to the Plaza was to collect some information from the visitor center located on the second floor. I agree this was a well designed shopping area, open floor plan and a good....  more
    Our main reason for going to the Plaza was to collect some information from the visitor center located on the second floor. I agree this was a well designed shopping area, open floor plan and a good....  more »
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  • Bucket list trip booked 17 months ago for golf at Pebble and Spyglass and 3 nights stay at the Lodge. Saved up and it was well worth it - service like we've never experienced - exceptional.
  • Loved this shopping center. High end shops, but some are reasonably priced. They have clothing stores for women, men, and children. Loved the Anthropologie store, the cheese shop, and restaurants. The restrooms are clean. There is a new donut shop getting ready to open that looks like it will be amazing!! Beautiful plants, flowers and benches available to take in the people and the scenery. Many folks bring their four legged friends, and the businesses put out water bowls for them.

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