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15.5 Acres of Americana Shopping Not Enough for Caruso

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Don't we have enough tricked-out, over-the-top, strangely Disneyland-esque malls in L.A. to last...a lifetime? Rick Caruso has a different vision for Los Angeles malls and wants to expand the 15.5 acre Americana at Brand to two additional properties, according to the Glendale New-Press.

Caruso is hoping to expand his soulless mall empire by acquiring the Golden Key Hotel at 123 W. Colorado Blvd. and another property nearby. The two properties combined would add another 60,000 to 140,000 square feet to the already large outdoor Americana mall and would cost roughly $50 million.