Every time I visit the MainPlace Mall I see more and more empty stores. It is very disheartening! The owners of the MainPlace Mall understand they have a problem so they are hosting a MainPlace Transformation Project meeting tonight, May 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the empty shell of what used to be their Nordstrom store, on the 2nd floor at 2800 N. Main St., in Santa Ana.
The owner of the MainPlace Mall stated in a recent flyer that they the proposed MainPlace Mall Transformation Project “seeks to preserve the mall as an iconic local shopping destination while evolving the center to meet the needs of today’s consumer. In addition to maintaining and improving more than one million square feet of retail space, the master plan integrates mixed-use to create a dynamic community destination in Orange County with a modernized MainPlace Mall at its core. This holistic approach to update the site plan with residential development will be ideal for live-work spaces, serving nearby workers in retail, hospital and government. This project proactively addresses the issues facing retail properties across the nation, creating a thriving MainPlace for generations to come.” Continue reading