La Habra Marketplace
|Location||La Habra, California, United States|
|Opening date||August 10, 1968|
|Closing date||1992 (Fashion Square)|
|Previous names||La Habra Fashion Square|
|No. of stores and services||50+ (Fashion Square)|
|No. of anchor tenants||3 (Fashion Square)|
|Total retail floor area||567,864 square feet (52,756.3 m2) (Fashion Square)|
375,013 square feet (34,839.8 m2) (Marketplace)
|No. of floors||1|
La Habra Marketplace, formerly La Habra Fashion Square, is an open-air regional mall in La Habra, California, built by the Bullock's department store chain. Welton Becket and Associates were the architects. It was the last and largest of the "Fashion Square" malls that it built, after Santa Ana, Sherman Oaks and Del Amo. The site measured 40 acres (160,000 m2), with 565,618 square feet (52,547.6 m2) of retail space, of which the large Bullock's store represented about half. The center has been re-developed into a strip mall called La Habra Marketplace.
Department stores (major and junior) at launch were:
- Bullock's - as of 1987 measuring 271,000 square feet (25,200 m2)
- Buffum's - as of 1987 measuring 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2)
- Joseph Magnin - 19,500 square feet (1,810 m2))
Other stores at opening included Hickory Farms, B. Dalton Bookseller, Damon's, Draper's, Leed's, See's Candy, Slavick's Jewelers, United California Bank and Crocker-Citizens Bank. Restaurants included Fiddler's Three, Don Paul and Lyons.
Partially due to the proximity of other malls, and also that the envisioned Imperial Highway (SR-90) and Beach Boulevard (SR-39) freeways were never built and thus never brought the expected traffic, the mall turned out to be disappointing and generally had disappointing sales performance.
By 1987, at $27.8 million, annual sales were second to last of Orange County's 14 regional malls, and its sales per square foot were last of 48 regional malls in Southern California regional malls, at $50.78 versus, for example, $190.09 at South Coast Plaza.
Current shopping center
The community shopping center now on the site is named La Habra Marketplace and has 375,013 square feet (34,839.8 m2) of gross leasable area. Current tenants include Smart & Final (formerly Drug Emporium), Ross Dress for Less, LA Fitness, Sprouts Farmers Market (formerly OfficeMax) and Regal Cinemas.
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- "La Habra : Old Bullock's to Be Razed for New Mall". Latimes.com. 20 June 1995. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- "Joseph Magnin Joins Fashion Square Stores". Los Angeles Times. September 10, 1967.
- David K. Cole. "A Look at Multi-use Redevelopment" (PDF). Dspace.mit.edu. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- Galante, Mary Ann (July 7, 1987). "Part of La Habra Mall Is Reportedly for Sale : Center Suffers From Poor Revenues; One of Its Three Owners Said to Be Willing to Sell at a Loss". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- "Macy to Close 8 Stores; 1,850 Jobs Affected : Retail: The owner of the Bullock's and I. Magnin chains is eliminating its poor performers, including the Bullock's store in La Habra's Fashion Square". Latimes.com. 21 May 1992. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
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