Empire Center: Strip Mall in Burbank near Interstate 5
Burbank has a number of strip malls and the largest is the Burbank Town Center but the most accessible as it sits just across the golden state freeway (Interstate 5) is the Empire Center. This strip mall hosts more than 900,000 square feet (270,000 square meters) of major tenants, specialty shops, and restaurants and among the anchor stores include Target, Lowe's Home Improvement, Costco, Nordstrom's Rack, The Great Indoors, Marshall's, Best Buy, Linens n' Things, Sportmart, Michaels, and Staples and other restaurant and coffee chains like Starbucks, Sharkey's and more.
opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday
What to buy: all the typical items that are cheaper than shopping at downtown los angeles like off fashion desingner brands at Marshall's and Nordstrom's Rack and budget shopping at Costco.
What to pay: not a dent on your wallet
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Burbank Town Center: Large Trendy Mall
The Burbank Center is three floors of shopping. It has some of the normal shops you find in other shopping malls and a number of more unique, trendy shops. The decor is worth seeing on its own. Of course the mall is also full of Southern Californians so it is great for people watching. Extensive selection of food too. Mall Hours: Monday-Friday: 10 AM to 9 PM; Saturday: 10AM to 8n PM; and Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM.
What to buy: Whatever you want. Stores include: Macy’s, Mervyn’s, Sears, Sport Chalet, Bed Bath & Beyond, AMC Theater (14 screens), Old Navy, New York & Company, American Eagle, Zales, Aldo Shoes, and Charlotte Russe.
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Burbank Town Center: Shopping in Burbank
This is a regular shopping mall with the typical stores attached to it such as Macy's, Sears, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Wild Pair, Hot Topic, Old Navy, Bath & Body Works, etc. There is also an Ikea and Barnes & Noble located just across the street from the mall. Then to the east of the mall is a outdoor shopping strip with stores like Urban Outfitters, a movie theatre and such. Lots of interesting restaurants to choose from if you want a bite to eat.
Today, is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. I don't particularly like to shop at malls but I do enjoy the decor during the holidays. This photo is the typical Santa photo session available to patrons.
What to buy: Whatever suits your fancy.
What to pay: Average
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Fry's Electronics: Any electronic gadget you can imagine!
This is the most unbelievable electronic store imaginable! Not only can you buy computers but you can buy all the separate components to make your computer. TV's of every size, make, model. Toys, toys, toys. Even some housewares - coffee makers, crock pots, irons, etc. Today, we went to buy some items on sale. Unfortunately, they were sold out of what we went to buy and did not offer rain checks.
What to buy: The last item I bought here was a 19 inch flat screen computer monitor. I think the price was $169 and I received a $15 mail in rebate to boot! That was a pretty decent price at the time.
What to pay: Comparable to Circuit City and Best Buy.
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Located at Third: Farmer's Market
This Farmer's Market is held outdoors every Saturday 8:00am to 12:30pm
What to buy: Fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, bread, pastries, etc.
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