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Westfield UTC's Big Celebrity Grand Opening

Westfield UTC will unveil a new and improved mall during a celebrity-hosted affair on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The La Jolla shopping center underwent a year-long $180 million renovation, adding retail stores and restaurants, plus upgraded resort-style amenities and a luxury movie theater.

So far two big names have been announced for the grand opening soiree. On Thursday evening, the party will begin with a runway fashion show at 7pm, hosted by Giuliana Rancic. The new mom and “E! News” star co-hosts “Fashion Police” along with Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, and is a trusted style expert with years of red carpet experience. Models will work the runway wearing looks by mall retailers, and Rancic and Westfield representatives will present a check to the Surfrider Foundation.

Following the fashion show, Natasha Bedingfield will take the stage for a special acoustic performance. The British pop singer-songwriter is internationally known for hit songs “Pocketful of Sunshine” and “Unwritten,” among others. Bedingfield will perform live starting at 7:30pm.

Highlights of the new Westfield UTC shopping mall include the first ArcLight Cinemas to arrive in San Diego, retail stores Tiffany & Co., J. Crew, Tesla and Splendid coming soon, plus highly-anticipated restaurant Seasons 52 and fresh, local favorite Tender Greens. For more information, visit

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