The Shops at Mission Viejo
|Location||Mission Viejo, California, USA|
|Address||555 The Shops At Mission Viejo|
|Opening date||October 11, 1979|
|Developer||Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation|
|Management||Simon Property Group|
Miller Capital Advisory
Simon Property Group (51%)
|Architect||Ladd & Kelsey|
|No. of stores and services||159|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (3 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,249,749 sq ft (116,105.5 m2)|
|No. of floors||2|
|Parking||Parking lot, parking garage|
The Shops at Mission Viejo (originally the Mission Viejo Mall) is a shopping mall located in Mission Viejo, California. It is the southernmost mall in Orange County and is anchored by 2 Macy's locations, Nordstrom & a vacant space last occupied by Forever 21. The Shops at Mission Viejo is managed by Simon Malls, who owns 51% of it.
The mall opened in 1979 as the Mission Viejo Mall, anchored by Bullock's, May Company, J.W. Robinson's, and Montgomery Ward. Both Robinson's and May Company became Robinsons-May in 1993 while Bullock's became Macy's in 1996. In the year 1999, it underwent a $150 million renovation and expansion that brought many new retailers, including Nordstrom (replaced Montgomery Ward) and Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2000, Macy's remodeled and expanded the store while Robinsons-May consolidated the two stores as one, closing the former J.W. Robinson's store down (gutted out into a food court) and expanding the former May Company store. In 2006, the newly expanded Robinsons-May store became a second Macy's store, devoting it into a women's and home store. The other Macy's store formerly Bullock's became a men's, children's, and furniture store. Since remodeling/expanding, The Shops at Mission Viejo has featured a mix of upscale and mid-tier retailers, including the country's second Microsoft Store. It was during this renovation where the mall adopted its current name. In 2010, Saks Fifth Avenue closed, which later became Forever 21 (closed in 2019 due to bankruptcy). In addition to renovating and expanding, Simon Malls signed 10-year leases with many stores to secure its investment.