Kari Hamanaka – Orange County Business Journal
New lease deals and store openings continue for the South Coast Collection shopping center in Costa Mesa.
The 300,000-square-foot center, known as SoCo, fronts the San Diego (405) Freeway and focuses on interior design, culinary and boutique tenants.
Brown and Jordan recently signed a lease for 15,000 square feet of space to serve as its West Coast flagship.
Connecticut-based Design Within Reach, which sells furniture and home accessories, is set to open a 20,400-square-foot store on Friday. The SoCo store will be the companyâ€™s first in Orange County and one of its flagship operations.
In December Annie Sloan Chalk Paints is expected to open, along with a Birdie Juice Bar and ARC Restaurant.
The owners of Portola Coffee Lab, which is located at SoCo, are set to open a tea bar called Seventh Tea Bar also in December.
Restaurant supply equipment and gourmet food company Surfas Group opened an 18,000-square-foot Surfas Culinary District last week. It is the companyâ€™s first store in Orange County and includes a test kitchen and wine and cheese bar.
Other recent store openings include a 6,200-square-foot Rolling Greens store, which sells home and garden products, and a Unidesigns showroom.