Nearly 50 retailers, including two prominent bakeries, are set to join the expanded and completely redeveloped Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, Calif. The center, anchored by Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Macy's, is undergoing a major renovation that will add 315,000 square feet of new space, plus new parking, new finishes and refreshed outdoor amenities.

The iconic open-air center has been a dominant retail destination for the East Bay market of San Francisco since 1951.

"The major update and redesign of our trophy property at Broadway Plaza is another example of Macerich's ability to successfully densify our fortress retail centers to meet retailers' expansion needs, as well as offer our shoppers an enhanced and upgraded store selection," said Art Coppola, Chairman and CEO, Macerich.

New stores opening next year in the expanded center include Boudin Bakery and Cocola Bakery.

Macerich is transforming Broadway Plaza in line with the appealing scale of downtown Walnut Creek by demolishing and replacing about 80,000 square feet of existing retail space as well as two older, inefficient parking structures.