Westside Pavilion mall converting most stores to Century City office space

The once-busy Century City Westside Pavilion has been open since the mid-1980s. But soon most of its shops will disappear.

A major renovation project will convert about 80 percent of the mall’s space into Century City offices.

One of the Pavilion’s anchor stores, Macy’s, is holding a closing sale. Nordstrom has already moved out.

The owners of the 600,000 square foot mall say it will maintain some retail space, including a movie theater and restaurants.

The move comes at a time when malls and retailers are struggling to compete with online shopping.

The renovation project will cost at least $425 million. It’s expected to be completed by mid-2021.