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September 17, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Silverwoods, a Southern California retailing institution for 70 years, will close its 18 stores early next year because of slumping sales, its parent company said Monday. The stores--which feature tailored men's and women's business apparel--will be shut down soon after the Christmas season, said General Manager Bruce Amster. The chain's 250 employees will be laid off or relocated. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Silverwoods is a division of Hartmarx Specialty Stores Inc.
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September 17, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Silverwoods, a Southern California retailing institution for 70 years, will close its 18 stores early next year because of slumping sales, its parent company said Monday. The stores--which feature tailored men's and women's business apparel--will be shut down soon after the Christmas season, said General Manager Bruce Amster. The chain's 250 employees will be laid off or relocated. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Silverwoods is a division of Hartmarx Specialty Stores Inc.
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November 29, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
This year's holiday centerpiece at Fashion Island is drawing raves from local environmentalists and anger from some merchants in what is shaping up as a battle between tradition and conservation. The decade-old ritual of erecting a towering, 100-foot-tall evergreen Christmas tree was scrapped this year in favor of an environmentally sensitive array of plants and trees that will be replanted when the display is dismantled.
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November 7, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among Orange County shopping malls, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer last year. That conclusion comes from a study of 1989 taxable sales at the county's major shopping malls that was released Tuesday by the State Board of Equalization. Brea Mall, MainPlace/Santa Ana and Newport Center Fashion Island all posted double-digit increases in taxable sales, moving them into second, third and fourth place, respectively, among county malls.
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November 20, 1988 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
There have been some clear-cut winners in the intense competition among Orange County's shopping malls: architects and builders. Of the county's 13 regional malls, five are undergoing multimillion-dollar renovations. A sixth, Anaheim Plaza, is awaiting approval of its plans for a major face-lift. It is store wars in Orange County, and the theme in this year's battle is construction and remodeling. With its affluent and growing population, Orange County has long been a retailer's haven.
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