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“Modernized, sanitized and well patronized functional version of Disney's Main Street, USA.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Americana at Brand

The Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way, Ste. 330, btw Brand Blvd and Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91210
877-897-2097
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Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Glendale
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“Modernized, sanitized and well patronized functional version of Disney's Main Street, USA.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It would be a great pity to visit the Galleria at Glendale, and miss this shopping Mecca right next door. I found it by accident while seeking an In N Out Burger which is not accessible from inside the Galleria.

This "Americana Way" is not really real but you can indulge yourself in the harmless illusion of Utopian shopping based on a past that never was.

The streets are impeccably turned out and replete with working streetcar ride and happy, smiley uniformed staff. The shops are magnificent and there are plenty of places to sit and relax, with or without a drink/food.

Not really real, but really worth a visit nonetheless.

Visited May 2013
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“Nothing like this anywhere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

You must make time for this even if you don't want to shop. It's a unique experience and beautiful place to relax. The green had a live band next to the water fountain. There is a trolley to take you around. Lots of places to eat and hang out. Good stores. We loved it.

Visited May 2013
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“A nice place for outdoor shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

The first reason why I visited the mall is that the place where mobbed show first episode was shot. The place was stunning and fabulous. The shops were varies from middle to high end. Nice restaurants and movie theater is there therefore it was a nice area to visit and have fun.

Visited May 2013
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Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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“Our favorite hangout by far.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Grove has nothing on this gem in Glendale CA. It starts with a grand piano in the lobby of the parking garage and gets better from there. Dancing Fountains, a beautiful park, a free train, and a 3 story Barnes and Nobles with an outdoor patio that overlooks it all. Great restaurants, wonderful vibe, and mostly locals gives it a delightful feel.

Visited May 2013
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“Always delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We have lived in Glendale for 39 years and visit the Americana almost weekly, usually to see a movie at the very nice Pacific 18 theatre. The place is always clean and beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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