CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
January 21, 1986 |
Topping out an expanded South Coast Plaza, and girding themselves for a virtual doubling in size and projected sales, civic leaders, construction workers and plaza principals gathered Friday in a parking lot opposite the Costa Mesa site to witness the hoisting into place of the last steel beam, painted white for the occasion and signed by many of those present. Merchants wore business suits, of course.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
October 25, 1996 |
Grab an umbrella and bring along your appetite. Rainforest Cafe Inc., the hot restaurant company based in Minneapolis, is coming to South Coast Plaza with a 15,000-square-foot eatery near the newly refurbished Sears, Roebuck & Co. store. The new restaurant, the chain's first in Southern California, will open in 1997. Rainforest Cafe is one of the nation's leaders in the trend toward "eatertainment" dining that's supposed to be as fun as it is filling.
February 14, 1990 |
The general manager of South Coast Plaza likes to remember how you could look down one of the mall's busy corridors 18 years ago and see only one store--the Magic Pan--open for business. "We were in a bit of an economic problem, and were extraordinarily grateful to have stores like Lynn's Hallmark" open their doors, said Jim Henwood, the mall's manager. But that was then, and this is now.