The Outlets at Orange

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The Outlets at Orange
Blockorange-fountain1.jpg
A fanciful water fountain at The Outlets at Orange
Location Orange, California
Coordinates m,
Address 20 City Boulevard West
Opening date November 19, 1998
Developer Simon Property Group 2007-Present
Owner Simon Property Group
Architect D’Agistino Izzo Quirk
No. of stores and services 120 (as of 2013)[1]
Website http://www.theoutletsatorange.com

The Outlets at Orange (formerly known as The Block at Orange from 1998 to 2011) is Orange County, California's only Outlet Shopping Center. It is an open-air shopping mall developed by The Mills Corporation and now owned jointly by The Mills, A Simon Company (Simon Property Group), and KanAm, in Orange, California, a few miles southeast of Disneyland near the heart of the Orange Crush interchange. It was built on the former site of the City Mall.

Current tenants[edit]

Current retail tenants are Burke Williams Day Spa, Last Call by Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom Rack, OFF 5th by Saks Fifth Avenue, DKNY, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Victoria's Secret, Levis Outlet, Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, U.S. Polo Assn, Hurley, Off Broadway Shoes, Gymboree Outlet, Carter's Outlet, Thrill It Fun Center, H&M, Forever 21, Nike, Converse, Vans skatepark, Skechers, PacSun, Puma, Tilly's, Old Navy, Hollister, Guitar Center and Bose Factory Store. Current entertainment business tenants are AMC 30 Movie Theatres and IMAX, Lucky Strike Lanes and Dave & Buster's.

Current restaurant tenants are Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Market Broiler (Seafood), BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Twin Dragon, El Torito, TGIFridays, L.A. Italian Kitchen, Rubio's, Subway, Charley's Steakery, Jamba Juice, Johnny Rockets, Haagen Dazs, Villa Dolce Yogurt, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Corner Bakery Cafe.

Features and history[edit]

The Outlets at Orange, Orange County’s only outlet shopping mall, is home to more than 120 outlet and value stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, and more. Conveniently located in the middle of Orange County, The Outlets at Orange is only minutes away from popular area attractions including Disneyland Resort, Angels Stadium, Honda Center, and the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Center also features L.A. Fitness, El Torito Restaurant, TGIFridays, Carl's Jr. BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts located on its periphery in its parking lots.

Prior to 1998, the site was home to an enclosed mall called The City Shopping Center, featuring anchor stores May Company California and JC Penney, anchoring The City edge city complex. Mills purchased the site, originally considering conversion to an outlet mall named "CityMills," but instead built a mix of retail and outlet stores. The center's old slogan was The Block at Orange... It Ain't Square. It was The Mills Corporation's first outdoor mall not to have the "Mills" name.

The former Virgin Megastore was featured in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan where Borat attempts to kidnap Pamela Anderson.

Three of the former shopping center (The Block at Orange) tenants closed in 2008 and 2009. Virgin Megastore, Steve and Barry's, Hilo Hattie, Koji's Sushi and Ron Jon Surf Shop who left the center due to expiring lease agreements, and Steve & Barry's closed following its company-wide liquidation. These anchors were replaced with the Neiman Marcus Last Call store, Off Broadway Shoes, H&M, Thrill It Fun Center and Guitar Center.

The area is served by OCTA Routes 47, 54, 57, 454, and 757. The Anaheim Resort Transportation shuttle has an hourly stop at the center.

Anchors and majors[edit]

A corridor walkway at The Outlets

Former anchors and majors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Block at Orange Directory of Mall Stores
  2. ^ Nguyen, Hang (August 27, 2011). "Three apparel stores open". The Orange County Register. p. Business 4. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°46′58″N 117°53′35″W / 33.782644°N 117.893076°W / 33.782644; -117.893076