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March 22, 2005
Elia Powers Bucking fears that Niketown's January departure from Triangle Square might lead others to follow suit, Virgin Megastore announced Monday that it would renew its lease for one year. The deal with the entertainment store, one of the original tenants of the retail complex at 19th Street and Newport Boulevard, had been in the works for a few months, said Josh Shapiro of Shapco Realty, which handles leasing for Triangle Square. Terms of the deal were not announced due to confidentiality agreements.
NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | September 23, 2005
As expected, the Virgin Megastore at Triangle Square was no longer in business Thursday. Cardboard boxes, visible through locked glass doors, were stacked inside the store. A note was posted on the shop's entrances to inform customers that it was no longer a place to buy entertainment. The Virgin Entertainment Group announced in June that the store would close Thursday. The initial announcement was that the store was approaching the end of its lease at Triangle Square.
NEWS
April 12, 2000
Amy R. Spurgeon COSTA MESA -- About 1,500 devoted fans mobbed Triangle Square late Monday and early Tuesday when Virgin Megastore released pop band No Doubt's newest CD -- and distributed passes to an exclusive in-store performance. The opportunity to see pink-haired pop icon Gwen Stefani, the group's lead singer, and her bandmates is a dream come true for those who love the music. But there is fear it could turn into a public safety nightmare for city officials.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
Andrew Edwards Triangle Square is not the only Newport-Mesa shopping center to lose a longtime tenant in recent days. The Hard Rock Cafe at Fashion Island called it quits Thursday. A new tenant is already on tap to replace Newport Beach's Hard Rock Cafe. The vacancy left by the rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant is expected to be filled by a new restaurant brand owned by Tampa, Fla.-based Outback Steakhouse Inc. The new restaurant could be open in early 2006, Outback spokeswoman Stephanie Amberg said.
NEWS
June 28, 2005
Andrew Edwards Only months after announcing a deal to stay at Triangle Square, the Virgin Entertainment Group late Monday announced plans for Virgin Megastore to leave the shopping center this fall. The impending departure marks this year's second major blow to the mall. Virgin Megastore has been Triangle Square's place to buy music and videos since the mall opened in 1992. In a news release, Virgin announced plans to close its Triangle Square store on Sept.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2008
The Gap has closed at Triangle Square, in the latest case of a major retailer leaving the Westside shopping center in recent years. The apparel store was one of the few retail sites left at the shopping center near the foot of the 55 Freeway, which in recent years has seen the departure of Barnes & Noble and Virgin Megastore, among others. Tuesday afternoon, the former Gap space sported brown paper over the windows and a pair of signs on the glass double doors stating the store had closed.
NEWS
January 7, 2005
I'm not surprised that Niketown is trying to bail out of Triangle Square. Regardless of the management in place, it appeared that there was never a "vision" for the mall. Perhaps now is the time to revisit my suggestion from a year ago and seriously consider the basement area, the site of several failed markets, as an indoor skate park/youth recreation venue. It's a safe location and could be used to attract more youth-oriented businesses to the mall.
NEWS
November 29, 1999
Noaki Schwartz COSTA MESA -- While the after-Thanksgiving sales couldn't tempt them, owning the latest Star Lounge compact disc was reason enough to wake up at the crack of dawn for many waiting in the line that snaked around the outside of the Virgin Megastore on Sunday. Salespeople who opened the door at 9 a.m. said there were already many eager customers waiting to get their hands on the new compilation disc from KYSR-FM, a radio station better known as Star 98.7, which has produced the compilation discs for the last few years.
NEWS
January 19, 2005
In response to concern about the lack of business in Triangle Square, I have several thoughts that I hope will be forwarded to the owners or managers. I have long felt that Triangle Square needs structural changes in order for it to be successful. The primary problems are parking and the perception that the mall is difficult to access. The entire area has to appear to be more accessible and user-friendly. The first problem is the parking structure.
NEWS
August 10, 2003
Triangle Square has had its ups and downs and, until very recently, has had more downs than ups. But plans are in the works to change that and to ensure that tenants not only stick around, but that they succeed. Among the major tenants still around are NikeTown, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Virgin Megastore. Whole Foods is among those that have left. On Thursday, City Editor James Meier sat down with the Costa Mesa center's operation manager, Stephanie DeMartinis, to find out how she plans to keep the center competitive.
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BUSINESS
March 26, 2008
The Gap has closed at Triangle Square, in the latest case of a major retailer leaving the Westside shopping center in recent years. The apparel store was one of the few retail sites left at the shopping center near the foot of the 55 Freeway, which in recent years has seen the departure of Barnes & Noble and Virgin Megastore, among others. Tuesday afternoon, the former Gap space sported brown paper over the windows and a pair of signs on the glass double doors stating the store had closed.
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NEWS
By: Andrew Edwards | September 23, 2005
As expected, the Virgin Megastore at Triangle Square was no longer in business Thursday. Cardboard boxes, visible through locked glass doors, were stacked inside the store. A note was posted on the shop's entrances to inform customers that it was no longer a place to buy entertainment. The Virgin Entertainment Group announced in June that the store would close Thursday. The initial announcement was that the store was approaching the end of its lease at Triangle Square.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
Andrew Edwards Triangle Square is not the only Newport-Mesa shopping center to lose a longtime tenant in recent days. The Hard Rock Cafe at Fashion Island called it quits Thursday. A new tenant is already on tap to replace Newport Beach's Hard Rock Cafe. The vacancy left by the rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant is expected to be filled by a new restaurant brand owned by Tampa, Fla.-based Outback Steakhouse Inc. The new restaurant could be open in early 2006, Outback spokeswoman Stephanie Amberg said.
NEWS
June 28, 2005
Andrew Edwards Only months after announcing a deal to stay at Triangle Square, the Virgin Entertainment Group late Monday announced plans for Virgin Megastore to leave the shopping center this fall. The impending departure marks this year's second major blow to the mall. Virgin Megastore has been Triangle Square's place to buy music and videos since the mall opened in 1992. In a news release, Virgin announced plans to close its Triangle Square store on Sept.
NEWS
March 22, 2005
Elia Powers Bucking fears that Niketown's January departure from Triangle Square might lead others to follow suit, Virgin Megastore announced Monday that it would renew its lease for one year. The deal with the entertainment store, one of the original tenants of the retail complex at 19th Street and Newport Boulevard, had been in the works for a few months, said Josh Shapiro of Shapco Realty, which handles leasing for Triangle Square. Terms of the deal were not announced due to confidentiality agreements.
NEWS
January 19, 2005
In response to concern about the lack of business in Triangle Square, I have several thoughts that I hope will be forwarded to the owners or managers. I have long felt that Triangle Square needs structural changes in order for it to be successful. The primary problems are parking and the perception that the mall is difficult to access. The entire area has to appear to be more accessible and user-friendly. The first problem is the parking structure.
NEWS
January 7, 2005
I'm not surprised that Niketown is trying to bail out of Triangle Square. Regardless of the management in place, it appeared that there was never a "vision" for the mall. Perhaps now is the time to revisit my suggestion from a year ago and seriously consider the basement area, the site of several failed markets, as an indoor skate park/youth recreation venue. It's a safe location and could be used to attract more youth-oriented businesses to the mall.
NEWS
August 10, 2003
Triangle Square has had its ups and downs and, until very recently, has had more downs than ups. But plans are in the works to change that and to ensure that tenants not only stick around, but that they succeed. Among the major tenants still around are NikeTown, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Virgin Megastore. Whole Foods is among those that have left. On Thursday, City Editor James Meier sat down with the Costa Mesa center's operation manager, Stephanie DeMartinis, to find out how she plans to keep the center competitive.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
Triangle Square was doomed from the start No amount of promotion will turn Triangle Square into a successful retail center. This was an ill-conceived project from Day 1. All the important details of a retail center were misjudged on this place. On-site parking is difficult; pedestrian access is difficult because Triangle Square is sandwiched between three of the busiest intersections in California; and once there, it is difficult to navigate between the different stores and cafes.
NEWS
December 1, 2000
Jennifer Kho COSTA MESA -- With rosy cheeks and snowy beards, four men in red and white costumes sat on a couch Thursday arguing their authenticity. "We're Santa Claus and three of his helpers," one Santa said. "Who the real one is depends on who you ask. I know I'm the real Santa, but each of us believes we are Santa and the others are helpers. The real Santa has got to have helpers because there are a lot of children." The Santas -- who denied having "real names" -- each had evidence to prove they were the real St. Nick.
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