Pico Rivera Village Walk 15

8540 Whittier Boulevard,
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

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After eight of years of planning and nine months of construction The Krikorian Village Walk 15 opened on October 26, 2007. The biggest obstacle surfaced in 2002 when construction was halted after lead contamination from a former metals recycling plant was found on the property. All of the problems contributed to a two-year delay in construction.

Krikorian had purchased the property around 2000 for about $4 million from the city who spent $12 million to acquire it. The city also paid to clean up soil contamination and relocate businesses and residents of a mobile home park on the property.

The Whittier Daily News said that it was the first theater in the city since the 2000 closing of the nearby Fiesta 4 Drive-In.

George Krikorian owns the whole center, which includes 11 stores. The total cost of the center, designed by Perkowitz+Ruth, was $24 million.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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jmarellano
jmarellano on June 20, 2012 at 5:32 am

One interesting thing about this theater, although it is listed by Krikorian as a 15 plex, it actually is only a 14 plex. A large format screen that was supposed to be auditorium 1 was never built. If you look at the overhead view you can see the empty lot that was supposed to be the missing auditorium. Theaters are numbered 2-15. Inside you can see the wall where the theater entrance was supposed to be.

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