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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987
South Coast Plaza is 20 years old today. That's important enough to take note of. The Plaza is located in Costa Mesa, which is obviously good for Costa Mesa and its tax base. It is the country's largest shopping mall in size and one of the nation's most profitable, which makes it good for its merchants. What may be less obvious is that the shopping mall, the Town Center and the other developments that have grown around it, are good for all of Orange County.
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BUSINESS
April 20, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
South Coast Plaza has published a drawing showing how a long-awaited pedestrian bridge will sweep over Bear Street to connect the former Crystal Court with the plaza itself. The 611-foot bridge will stretch from South Coast Plaza's second level near Macy's main store westward over the parking structure to near the center of what's been known as Crystal Court.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
August 21, 1985 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1999 | Leslie Earnest
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
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.
BUSINESS
September 12, 2000 | Dow Jones
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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