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Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., (310) 327-4384
Fondly known as "The Little City from the Alps," the Village is open seven days a week from 11am with restaurants that have nightly entertainment; 22 specialty stores for any gift imaginable and a wonderful open air market.

Del Amo Fashion Center (the Mall); Carson Street & Hawthorne Blvd.,
(310) 542-8525. The largest mall in the western United States with 350 stores-the finest assortment of retail, restaurant and service establishments in Southern California, including three food courts. Stop in and visit us:

Downtown Historic Shopping District, bordered by Torrance Blvd. on the north, Cabrillo Street on the west, Carson Street on the south, and Arlington Avenue on the west. This area is full of historic buildings, some in fully restored condition, that also provide a variety of shopping, browsing, and eating opportunities including:

  • Aioli/Breadstix, 1261 Cabrillo Ave. #100, (310) 320-9200
  • A & J Antiques & Collectibles, 1227 El Prado Ave., (310) 787-0530
  • Antique Attic, 1274 Sartori AVe., 618-1480
  • Jessica's Fashion, 1637 Cravens Ave., 320-9533
  • Joey Ikemoto Photography, 1267 Sartori Ave., (310) 212-7366
  • NEWZ, 1329 Sartori Ave., 618-9285
  • Street Faire Antiques, 1313 Sartori Ave., (310) 328-6813
  • Red Car Restaurant & Brewery, 1266 Sartori Ave., 782-0222
  • Torrance Neighborhood Market, 1303 El Prado, (310) 781-9450
  • Torrance Bakery/Sandwich Shop, 1341 El Prado Ave., (310) 320-2722
  • Treasures Forever, 1317 Sartori Avenue, (310) 618-9345

Farmers Market - featuring a year-round selection of California grown fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, fish, cut flowers and nursery stock. Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Charles H. Wilson Park; 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.(between Sepulveda Blvd. and Carson St.) Year-Round, Rain or Shine!

Rolling Hills Plaza, corner of Crenshaw Blvd. & Pacific Coast Highway
(310) 534-4441. Touted as "the shopping center with pizazz," this plaza provides shopping, dining and entertainment including the following:

Torrance Crossroads, corner of Lomita Blvd. & Crenshaw Blvd., "where it all comes together," this center offer over 40 shops and restaurants set in an atmosphere of Northern Italian architecture. Stores include:

Torrance Promenade, corner of Hawthorne Blvd. & Del Amo Blvd. Located at the northern entrance to the city, this recently remodeled center provides a variety of shops and casual dining, as well as the anchor store, Kmart, and a fitness center, Bally's. Other stores include:

Torrance Towne Center, located at Crenshaw Blvd. & Pacific Coast Highway directly across from the Rolling Hills Plaza, this center boasts its newest tenant, Kohl's, as well as a new look. Check out the following: