The Shops at Mission Viejo

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The Shops at Mission Viejo
The Shops at Mission Viejo logo.svg
LocationMission Viejo, California, USA
Coordinates33°33′30″N 117°40′08″W / 33.558312°N 117.668896°W / 33.558312; -117.668896
Address555 The Shops At Mission Viejo
Opening dateOctober 11, 1979; 40 years ago (October 11, 1979)
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerCalPERS
Miller Capital Advisory
Simon Property Group (51%)
ArchitectLadd & Kelsey
No. of stores and services159
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,249,749 sq ft (116,105.5 m2)[1]
No. of floors2
ParkingParking lot, parking garage
WebsiteOfficial Website

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 Macy's and Nordstrom. The Shops at Mission Viejo is managed by Simon Malls, who owns 51% of it.

History[edit]

The mall opened in 1979 as the Mission Viejo Mall, anchored by Bullock's, May Company, J.W. Robinsons, 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 (replaced one of the Robinsons-May stores which consolidated as one), which closed in 2010. 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 addition to renovating and expanding, Simon Malls signed 10-year leases with many stores to secure its investment.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Shops at Mission Viejo". Simon Property Group, Inc. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  2. ^ Niyaz Pirani (January 20, 2010). "Changes coming to Mission Viejo mall". The Orange County Register.