Brea Mall

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Brea Mall
Exterior of NW corner of Brea Mall
Location 1065 Brea Mall, Brea, California, USA
Opening date 1977
Developer Homart Development Company
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 175
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1.3 million square feet (GLA)
No. of floors 2
Website Official Website

The Brea Mall is a shopping mall located in the Orange County city of Brea, California. Since 1998 the mall has been owned and operated by the Simon Property Group. It is home to four major department stores, over 175 specialty shops and boutiques, and a food court. It is approximately 1,310,000 square feet (1.31 million).

Interior of Brea Mall

The mall opened in 1977.[1] Originally, the mall was anchored by Sears & May Company California.[2][3] Later, The Broadway was added and Nordstrom constructed their second California store. J. W. Robinson's and an all-new replacement Nordstrom (larger store) was then constructed along with a Y-shaped addition to the main mall, in the early 1990s. In 1993, May Department Stores merged J. W. Robinson's and May Company California to form Robinsons-May. As a result, the J. W. Robinson's store was sold to J.C. Penney, and the May Company California location was renamed and expanded. The Broadway was converted to Macy's after Federated Department Stores purchase of The Broadway's parent company Carter Hawley Hale Stores in 1996. In 2006, due to the merger between Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores, the Robinsons-May location was converted to a Macy's Furniture Store. In the 1970s and 1980s the Brea Mall also had an ice skating rink that was later removed to expand the food court.

The Brea Mall has also been host to recording artists such as Ashlee Simpson, Mýa, Ryan Cabrera, and The Summer Obsession.

Bus Routes Serving The Mall[edit]


The mall was featured in the Jeffries Fan Club song: "JFC Where Did You Go". The lyrics are "Visit Chris Rush at the Brea Mall," Chris Rush being their trumpet player.



  1. ^ "Brea Mall Whoops It Up For Grand Opening!". Orange Coast Magazine. September 1977. Retrieved March 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ribbon Cutting in Brea". Los Angeles Times. August 14, 1977. p. g4. (Subscription required (help)). Grand opening of the Brea Mall regional shopping center in Brea will be held Sept. 28, although the May Co. and mall doors will open officially Wednesday. About 20 specialty shops also will be open by that day. Sears has opened already.  Alternate Link via ProQuest.
  3. ^ Wong, Herman (August 21, 1977). "Survival May Be a Victory in War of the Malls". Los Angeles Times. p. oc_b1. (Subscription required (help)). Brea Mall is an example. This two-level enclosed complex, just opened next to the Orange Freeway, is now the dominant retail center in a sector long sprawling with smaller shopping plazas and commercial strips. It is anchored by a Sears and a May Co. with a Broadway store and a fourth major store planned to open later.  Alternate Link via ProQuest.

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Coordinates: 33°54′56″N 117°53′11″W / 33.91548°N 117.88627°W / 33.91548; -117.88627