|Fashion Island, Newport Beach.|
|Westminster Mall sits on a 93-acre triangular site.|
Little inspires more nostalgia in Orange Countians than the shopping malls and shopping centers they grew up with. For me, it's memories of The Broadway, B. Dalton Books, Big Boy Jr., and the fresh-squeezed lemonade stand at Huntington Center (before it became the mess that is "Bella Terra"). It's also Silverwood's, koi ponds, Modernist playgrounds, and tostadas in the Robinson's lunchroom at Fashion Island. For you, it may be fond memories of shopping with your parents or friends at the Mall of Orange, the Laguna Hills Mall, or Fashion Square.
|La Paz Plaza, Mission Viejo|
I hope at least a few of our local malls survive. It's hard to get nostalgic over cookie-cutter big box stores.