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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Shopping centers throughout Orange County are joining forces this summer to inform shoppers about how to detect and prevent breast cancer. Starting this weekend, the first of 12 shopping centers will play host to a special breast cancer booth, where experts will discuss the disease with passersby and provide medical literature. The booth will travel from center to center through September.
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May 1, 2001 | DARYL STRICKLAND, Daryl Strickland covers real estate for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5670 and at daryl.strickland@latimes.com
The Kaleidoscope, a distinctive "shoppertainment" venue in Mission Viejo, has been quietly put up for sale. The center is a stylish, compact multistory home for tenants like Zany Brainy, Edwards movie theaters, Burke Williams Spa and Crunch Fitness. It's similar in concept to Triangle Square in Costa Mesa--and has a similar track record. As with Triangle Square, Kaleidoscope has failed to meet developers' expectations. Industry analysts say the center may simply have been ahead of its time.
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BUSINESS
August 11, 1993 | DEBORA VRANA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wal-Mart and HomeBase will both open in the Foothill Ranch Towne Centre, a big retail project under construction in south Orange County, developers said Tuesday. The project is to be the second-largest retail center in the county when completed. Its developers have already signed agreements with department stores Target and Mervyns.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2001 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Florida developer said Friday that it has bought a 41.5-acre site on the old Hughes Aircraft Co. property in Fullerton and will break ground next week on a $46-million shopping mall anchored by a Target Greatland store. Regency Realty Corp., a real estate investment trust in Jacksonville, said it paid $23.4 million to acquire the property, at Malvern Avenue and Gilbert Street, from SunCal Cos. in Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials are considering spending as much as $35 million to help finance a massive face lift to the 18-year-old Mission Viejo Mall in what would be the largest infusion of municipal funds on a South County project in a decade. Although the city hasn't decided how much it wants to contribute, the effort is backed by City Council members who believe the renovated mall, including a Nordstrom Department Store, will generate an additional $2.8 million in annual sales tax revenue to the city.
NEWS
April 7, 1991 | HERMAN WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like some kind of shopping siren, the reddish-brown, rectangular-block buildings beckon the Gelorminos every couple of weeks from the comfort of their Garden Grove home. They pack their two children into the car and take the 25-minute Saturday afternoon drive to Orange County's newest--and most controversial--retail complex, where they make their regular rounds through the home improvement, clothing and toy stores. Despite the attraction, though, Tustin Market Place leaves them cold.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when Orange County's recession-wracked shopping centers are scrambling for customers, one developer is taking a less-beaten path: He's trying to build a better trap for aging mall rats. Instead of creating another look-alike mall, Shaheen Sadeghi gutted a vacant plant that once manufactured goggles for the military and transformed it into The Lab, a shopping mecca designed specifically for people in their 20s. The Lab, Sadeghi said, is an "anti-mall."
BUSINESS
May 8, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joining a growing list of aging Orange County malls lined up for a face-lift, the owners of the weary Mission Viejo Mall said Thursday they are launching the long-awaited renovation of their center. And in news that's likely to cheer upscale South County shoppers, they announced that tony Saks Fifth Avenue will join Nordstrom as an anchor store at the mall. "That's quite a coup for us," said Art Spellmeyer, senior vice president of development for the Simon DeBartolo Group, which owns the mall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
Residents are calling City Hall about it. Gossiping about it over lunch. Gawking at it as they drive by. Triangle Square--that mega-commercial complex plopped in the middle of town and touted as the savior of recession- and construction-strangled downtown--has everyone talking. Just look at it, people say. You'll see what we mean. First the Gap sign went up; then it came down. Alpha Beta announced an August opening, but there wasn't a shopping cart in sight.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
Trendy catalog retailer J. Peterman Co., which last year launched a major expansion effort that included opening its first West Coast retail store at Fashion Island Newport Beach, is going out of business. Founder John Peterman said Monday that last-ditch attempts to find a buyer for his struggling company had failed. He said he expects a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to set a date today for an auction at which J. Peterman Co.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE and STAN ALLISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A security guard was wounded Tuesday night when three men in dark trench coats and ski masks tried to rob a Fashion Island jewelry store, Newport Beach police said. The guard, whose identity was not released, was airlifted to a local hospital and was reported to be in serious condition. The extent of his injuries was not immediately available. No other injuries were reported. Sgt.
NEWS
January 15, 2001 | ANN CONWAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The scene: Premiere of Downtown Disney, a new dining, entertainment and shopping district that is part of Walt Disney Co.'s $1.4-billon expansion of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. With an admission fee of $250, Thursday night's benefit extravaganza raised more than $300,000 for the Santa Monica-based Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Event co-chairs: Disney Chairman Michael Eisner, Disney President Robert A. Iger, Sly and Jennifer Flavin Stallone and Paul Glaser.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2001
Burnham Pacific Properties Inc. said it has completed the sale of three shopping centers, including La Mancha Shopping Center in Fullerton, to Retail Value Investment Program for about $109.9 million. Retail Value is a joint venture consisting of Developers Diversified, Coventry Real Estate Partners and Prudential Real Estate Investors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2000 | Tami Min, (714) 520-2509
Planning commissioners will discuss a request to operate an amusement arcade in a space at Westminster Mall. The proposed business would include as many as 60 coin-operated game machines. Commissioners will consider again a request from the Westminster Christian Assembly church to operate a day-care center out of a single-family residence, located at 9552 Belty Circle, which is adjacent to the church. The center could accommodate as many as 30 children up to 3 years old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000 | S.J. Cahn (949) 574-4258
The Planning Commission has approved the addition of a tool-rental center at Home Depot on Hillcrest. The company received permission Monday to add a 2,094-square-foot indoor center and an additional outdoor storage area for larger equipment on the condition that it work with city staff to develop a parking plan.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2000 | Daryl Strickland
Burnham USA Equities said it has acquired the Orange Town & Country Mall in Orange from North American Properties of Cincinnati for $26 million. The 110,000-square-foot retail center, built in 1998, is 100% occupied with tenants including Barnes & Noble, Zany Brainy and Office Max.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1999 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mission Viejo Mall, sporting a new name, new upscale anchor stores and a flock of other new tenants, officially launched its bid Friday to become the major destination for well-heeled South County shoppers. The newly renovated mall, re-christened The Shops at Mission Viejo, is bigger, brighter and more exclusive than its dowdy predecessor. At 1.2 million square feet, it is 45% larger. Sixty-two skylights have been added to bathe the interior in natural light.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1999 | KEN WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, the Six Million Dollar Man, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Batman and Robin and Dr. Doolittle are among the countless celebrity and character dolls collected by Doll and Toy museum founder Bea DeArmond. One of the rarest items in the collection is an 18th century Noah's ark set of about three dozen tiny elephants, bears, lions, tigers and other animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2000 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A midmorning blaze swept through a cluster of shops in a bustling Tustin shopping center Thursday, forcing the evacuation of scores of shoppers, snarling freeway traffic and causing an estimated $1.6 million in damage. The two-alarm fire at the Larwin Square Shopping Center, where crews are expanding a grocery store, was blamed on a worker's cutting torch that ignited the attic of a beauty supply shop and spread to adjoining businesses.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiffany & Co. has quietly dropped a lawsuit that sought more than $1 million from South Coast Plaza for allegedly keeping the tony jeweler from opening a store at a rival mall, the Shops at Mission Viejo. A Tiffany attorney said Friday that the jeweler had withdrawn the Superior Court lawsuit, which accused South Coast Plaza of invoking an "illegal and unenforceable" noncompetitive clause in Tiffany's lease.
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