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Exterior of NW corner of Brea Mall
|Location||1065 Brea Mall, Brea, California, USA|
|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|
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).
The mall opened in 1977. Originally, the mall was anchored by Sears & May Company California. 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.
Bus Routes Serving The Mall
- OCTA Routes
- 20-Yorba Linda To La Habra Serves Imperial Highway
- 57/57x-Brea To Newport Beach serves State College Blvd., City Dr, Bristol St
- 129-La Habra To Anaheim Serves La Habra Blvd, Beach Blvd, Brea Blvd, Kraemer Blvd
- 143-La Habra To Brea Serves Harbor Blvd, Brea Blvd
- 153-Brea To Anaheim Serves Placentia Ave
- Foothill Transit Route 286
- 286-Brea-Pomona via Diamond Bar Blvd and Orange Freeway (57)
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.
- J.C. Penney (140,000 sq ft.)
- Macy's (188,000 sq ft.)
- Macy's Men's & Home (198,000 sq ft.)
- Nordstrom (182,000 sq ft.)
- Sears (167,000 sq ft.)
- "Brea Mall Whoops It Up For Grand Opening!". Orange Coast Magazine. September 1977. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- "Ribbon Cutting in Brea". Los Angeles Times. August 14, 1977. p. g4. (subscription required (. ))
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.
- Wong, Herman (August 21, 1977). "Survival May Be a Victory in War of the Malls". Los Angeles Times. p. oc_b1. (subscription required (. ))
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.