Laguna Hills Mall

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Laguna Hills Mall
Entrance to the mall
Location Laguna Hills, California, USA
Address 24155 Laguna Hills Mall
Opening date April 1973
Developer The Hahn Company and Rossmoor Corporation
Management Merlone Geier Partners
Architect Edward Killingsworth
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 867,000 square feet (80,500 m2)
No. of floors 2 (Closed food court on 2nd floor)

Laguna Hills Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Laguna Hills, California, in Southern Orange County. Built in 1973 and renovated in 1994, the mall was originally anchored by four major department stores: The Broadway, Buffum's, JCPenney, and Sears.[1] In 1991, Buffum's closed and the store's second level was converted into an upstairs food court. The food court, which operated from 1994 to 2011,[2] was the only part of the general mall on the second level. The Broadway was converted into a Macy's in 1996. There is also a movie theater, the Laguna Hills Cinema.

In May 2013, Merlone Geier Partners purchased the property from Simon Property Group.[3] A year later, Merlone Geier purchased the Sears anchor store.[4] Renovations started in 2016.[5][6][7]

Former Laguna Cafes food court entrance at Laguna Hills Mall.


The Laguna Hills Mall is scheduled to be renamed "Five Lagunas". According to Laguna Hills' official city documents, the renovations include pedestrian plazas, new retail sections, a 988-unit apartment complex, a multi-screen movie theater, new signage, and a 1,500-space parking structure.[6][7] The first phase of construction is scheduled to be completed by 2018.[6][7]


  1. ^ Orange Coast Magazine. Emmis Communications. p. 28. ISSN 0279-0483. Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
  2. ^ "South County mall to close entire food court - The Orange County Register". Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Laguna Hills Mall sold; makeover planned - The Orange County Register". Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Laguna Hills Mall Owner to Redo Redevelopment Plans | Orange County Business Journal". Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Laguna Hills Mall". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Laguna Hills Planning Projects and New Developments". Retrieved 2016-08-01. 
  7. ^ a b c "Tired Laguna Hills Mall to add luxury apartments, park, new shops by 2018". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2016-08-01. 

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Coordinates: 33°36′39″N 117°42′26″W / 33.61081°N 117.70709°W / 33.61081; -117.70709