June 19, 1997
They are the most renowned shopping destinations in the nation: Madison Avenue, Rodeo Drive, Palm Beach and . . . Costa Mesa? You bet, Costa Mesa--home to South Coast Plaza, one of the most successful shopping malls in the country. Starting next month, the retail center will be one of eight shopping meccas featured in a national advertising campaign by Visa USA.
August 21, 1985 |
Gucci, one of the biggest names in designer retailing, is finally coming to Orange County. About 33 years after entering the U.S. market, Gucci Shops Inc. of New York is scheduled to open a full-line store at South Coast Plaza on Nov. 1--a prelude to the peak Christmas shopping season. The flashy, high-fashion accessory store will be about half the size of Gucci's Rodeo Drive shop but will carry virtually the same merchandise, from leather handbags to designer sunglasses.
August 27, 1999 |
Tiffany & Co., seeking to expand its presence in Orange County, has filed a lawsuit against South Coast Plaza, claiming the mall prevented the tony New York jeweler from opening a store at Mission Viejo Mall, which is undergoing a $150-million renovation in a move to position itself as an upscale shopping center in the burgeoning southern part of the county.
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October 8, 1997 |
South Coast Plaza was rezoned Monday to give the City Council greater authority in approving future projects at the county's most popular shopping center. Zoning for the plaza was established in 1963 and allows Planning Commission approval for many additions and changes. The updated zoning ordinance, which matches regulations at the newer Metro Pointe, Crystal Court and South Coast Metro Center, requires City Council approval for changes.
September 12, 2000 |
Fashion retailer Donna Karan International Inc. said Monday it plans to open a Donna Karan New York store at South Coast Plaza in March 2001. The 1,900-square-foot store will carry women's clothing and accessories as well as home products. With annual sales of $661.8 million last year, Donna Karan labels include Donna Karan New York, DKNY, DKNY Jeans and DKNY Active.
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March 1, 1997 |
South Coast Plaza is seeking an exception to city regulations so it can fly banners to promote its 30th anniversary this month. If approved by the City Council, 60 flags would be attached to poles along Anton Boulevard, Avenue of the Arts, Town Center Drive, Sunflower Avenue and Bristol and Bear streets. Text would read: "South Coast Plaza: 1967-1997, International Destination and Quality Is South Coast Plaza." Anniversary activities are March 7 to Nov. 10.
March 13, 1996 |
Over the next few months, the state division of tourism will begin installing "California Welcome Kiosks" at tourist hot spots around the state, including the South Coast Plaza shopping center in Costa Mesa. The interactive kiosks will dispense general visitor information, allow travelers to book services like hotels and cars, and let users check schedules and purchase tickets for a variety of California attractions.
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January 20, 1999 |
Changing the face of one of Orange County's most popular retail areas, a 600-foot bridge will link the two sections of South Coast Plaza, probably in time for this year's holiday shopping season. "It will be a landmark," Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder said of the pedestrian walkway, approved unanimously by the City Council on Monday night. "In addition to being a very nice amenity, it will make an artistic statement," he said.
August 5, 1999 |
Borders Books, Music and Cafe said Wednesday that it will open a store at South Coast Plaza next to where Crate & Barrel is installing a new home furnishing store. The bookstore, which will open this fall, should give a boost to the shopping plaza formerly known as Crystal Court, which is overhauling its tenant mix and linking itself more closely to its sister center across Bear Street.
February 4, 1988 |
Tiffany & Co., one of the flashiest names in jewelry, is moving into Orange County's version of Rodeo Drive. South Coast Plaza, the Costa Mesa shopping mall, will be the third California location for the 151-year-old company, whose name is to jewelry, china and crystal what Rolls-Royce is to luxury cars. Tiffany announced the Orange County site as part of a major expansion in the United States and abroad.