South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa opened its Crystal Court across the street in 1986 and once again secured its No 1 position as sales leader among Los Angeles and Orange county malls. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the Top 10 list, other shopping centers seesawed from their 1985 positions. Beverly Center traded places with Westminster Mall, and Topanga Plaza bested Brea Mall.
LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTIES: RANKED BY 1986 TAXABLE RETAIL SALES
Shopping center (Number of Stores), Sales, in millions
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa (212), $488.9 Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance (291), $378.5