Bella Terra

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Bella Terra
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Bella Terra
Location Huntington Beach, California
Address 7777 Edinger Avenue
Opening date 2006
Management DJM Capital Partners
Owner DJM Capital Partners
Architect Perkowitz & Ruth
No. of anchor tenants 10
Parking Parking lot, parking garage
Website bellaterra-hb.com

Bella Terra is an outdoor shopping mall in Huntington Beach, California. It was built on the site of the former Huntington Center.

History[edit]

  • 1966: Opened as the enclosed Huntington Center. It originally had The Broadway and Montgomery Ward, with a Barker Brothers furniture store (built with the same architectural style as The Broadway) across the parking lot, with an unenclosed strip of several shops adjacent, and a JCPenney location midway along the enclosed mall opening circa 1970.
  • 1986: New wing is built with Mervyn's.
  • Circa 1990: Barnes and Noble moves into the long-vacant former Barker Bros. building.
  • 1992: JCPenney closes and moves to Westminster Mall.
  • 1995: Burlington Coat Factory replaces JCPenney
  • 1996: The Broadway closes.
  • 2001: Montgomery Ward closes
  • 2003: Mall closes, except for Meryvn's and BCF. It is demolished soon afterward, except for Wards and The Broadway's empty buildings.
  • 2006: Bella Terra opens with Kohl's now in the old The Broadway building. The Wards was never renovated and still stands.
  • 2008: Mervyn's closes.
  • 2010: Montgomery Ward is demolished. [1]
  • 2012: Costco opens.

Anchors[edit]

The mall's Montgomery Ward store has sat vacant from 2001 - 2010 when it was demolished.
The Mervyns was closed in late 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Jaimee Lynn (December 16, 2010). "Surf City's Montgomery Ward is Gone". The Orange County Register. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°43′54.43″N 117°59′37.04″W / 33.7317861°N 117.9936222°W / 33.7317861; -117.9936222