NEW YORK — A quartet of tony Eastern Seaboard retailers will set up shop in Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza mall in late October, a move by developer Henry Segerstrom to bolster his dream of making the huge center the focal point of a "downtown" for Orange County.
It will be the first Southern California venture for each of the retailers, who will be joined in the 685,000-square-foot mall expansion now under construction by South Coast Plaza's second Ralph Lauren/Polo store. New York-based Lauren already has a large shop in the existing center.
Collectively, the four will occupy about 23,400 square feet, or less than 4% of the total square footage in the new addition. It was not immediately clear how much space the new Ralph Lauren store would lease.
Segerstrom, head of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, announced the new stores at a press conference at the Helmsley Palace hotel here Wednesday.