La Habra Fashion Square

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La Habra Fashion Square
LocationLa Habra, California, United States
Coordinates33°55′06″N 117°57′50″W / 33.9182°N 117.9640°W / 33.9182; -117.9640Coordinates: 33°55′06″N 117°57′50″W / 33.9182°N 117.9640°W / 33.9182; -117.9640
Opening date1969
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La Habra Fashion Square was an open-air regional mall in La Habra, California, built by Bullock's, the last and largest of the "Fashion Square" malls it built, after Santa Ana, Sherman Oaks and Del Amo.[2][3]

Original tenants[edit]

Department stores (major and junior) at launch were Bullock's, Buffum's, Joseph Magnin, and Silverwoods.[2]

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.[2]

Reception[edit]

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 had, in general, disappointing sales performance. The Bullock's store was closed in 1992,[4] razed in the late 1990s[1] and strip mall buildings were constructed in the mall's place.

Current shopping center[edit]

The strip mall-style center now on the site is named La Habra Market Place. Current tenants include Smart & Final (formerly Drug Emporium), Ross Dress for Less, LA Fitness, Sprouts Farmers Market (formerly OfficeMax) and Regal Cinemas.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LA HABRA : Old Bullock's to Be Razed for New Mall". Latimes.com. 20 June 1995. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Fashion Square advertising supplement". Los Angeles Times. 14 March 1968.
  3. ^ David K. Cole. "A LOOK AT A MULTI-USE REDEVELOPMENT" (PDF). Dspace.mit.edu. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "La Habra Market Place - Center - DJM Leasing". Djmleasing.com. Retrieved 22 April 2019.