Santa Ana is a city of families – with more people under the age of 18 than any other city in Orange County. The transition in Downtown Santa Ana to a hipster paradise of bars, high-end restaurants and nightclubs has predictably chased families out of the heart of the city. Where have they gone? To the Westfield MainPlace Mall.
You see the majority of Santa Ana’s residents don’t want to pay $20 for raw hamburgers at the Playground. They don’t want to drink until 2 am. They don’t have an interest in the arts. They are just trying to raise their kids, get them educated and live a good life. What DTSA has turned into has no appeal to most of us – although it does attract the insecure folks who want to feel like they are hip. Continue reading