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“Nice Shopping Center but Construction Disrupting”

University Town Center
Ranked #48 of 79 things to do in La Jolla
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Owner description: The premier shopping center in the area that offers 160 shops, three beauty salons, an ice skating rink and video entertainment center.
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Westfeld University Town Center is in a pretty good location if you have a car. It is located directly east of I-5 on La Jolla Village Drive. I have always enjoyed shopping there because it isn't so large that you get overwhelmed and there are interesting shops that are not all national chain stores. I always go there to buy my See's Chocolates, and then of course Chico's is a stop I always have to make. This is an outdoor mall anchored by Sears and Norstrom. It is nice. But, my visit this time was challenging. There is so much construction going on that it is difficult to get your bearings and realize where you are or what direction you need to go. Looks like this construction will be ongoing for a while. I would imagine it also might be hurting business for the shops, so, if you can put up with the mess, still visit.

Thank Cecilia37
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

UTC Mall has a wide variety of great retail stores and restaurants, from mid-range to high-end. Love the architecture design through out the mall. This shopping center is awesome. Every time we visit this area we have to go.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This mostly outdoor shopping mall is incredibly awesome and has every store you can imagine and then some! Restaurants are plentiful too! They are in the midst of a hug expansion which causes a bit of inconvenience with parking but it will definitely be worth the wait.

Thank ladyzire
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

UTC Mall has been undergoing upgrading in the last 2-3 years and is now a very nice mall with more upscale shops and great public area. They are going through an expansion so half of the parking area is dug up and new mall area being built. You should enter through the La Jolla Village entrance and park there. We like the Arclight cinema and Tender Greens restaurant. Good mall to go to for upscale experience.

Thank gzau
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Have to say this mall overall is the nicest in the city of San Diego (yes people La Jolla is not a city and is only a neighborhood in San Diego). Doesn't have the luxury stores that Fashion Valley has but with the improvements and location, seem like they will pose a bigger threat to compete with FV for some of the luxury brands. The food court is one of the nicest I've ever seen and love the ice skating rink inside the court. Nice mall to lounge in or just go on a nice walk around in SD.

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