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The Costa Mesa-based parent of the Elephant Bar restaurant chain is slated to be bought out of bankruptcy and will be operated by a Dallas-based restaurant company.
Chinese Dumpling House Delights With Each Morsel
Din Tai Fung, the famed Chinese dumpling house, opened two weeks ago at South Coast Plaza (entrance on the upper level next to Sears). I surmise that, having heard the buzz about its international reputation, the crowds will flow.
HOSPITALITY: Healthcare, restaurants, golf also clients
A Newport Beach-based software provider that specializes in the hospitality industry expanded its operations in China last week with the acquisition of a company in Singapore.
Australia-based Billabong International Ltd. said it plans to sell its surf apparel retailer Swell.com in Irvine to a consortium of investors in a spinoff that also includes a 51% sale of SurfStitch, its other e-commerce business.
Brains, Female Enter Mix Of Popular Marketing Stars
Ever wonder who designed Kia Motors America Inc.’s first electric vehicle?
Shares of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. were down 4.3% in after-hours trading Thursday after the retailer said it anticipates a third-quarter loss between 4 cents and 9 cents a share, and revenue between $203 million and $208 million.
Shares of Tilly’s Inc. fell 9% to about $7.70 and a market cap of about $212 million in after-hours trading Wednesday after the retailer posted a 70% drop in earnings for the second quarter that ended Aug. 2.
Sales of new vehicles at Orange County auto dealers rose 7.7% to 14,011 vehicles in July compared with the same period last year, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.
Wienerschnitzel is offering $1 million as the grand prize in its latest “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes.
The Irvine Company’s retail properties, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and the Market Place, plan to launch Style Week Orange County on Sept. 10, packed with “fashion shows, shopping parties and trend presentations to celebrate the best in O.C. style.”
Centers Turn to Clusters of Restaurants as Drawing Cards
Developers and owners of Orange County’s retail centers are increasingly going small and thinking with their stomachs to attract customers.
Food Hall Latest Twist for East End
The developer who’s driving downtown Santa Ana’s makeover is doubling down on dining.
Retail sales continued to gradually improve in the second quarter, aiding the U.S. economy as local retail markets kept moving toward a full post-recession recovery.
Irvine-based restaurant chain and franchisor LYFE Kitchen received a minority investment from Carlisle Corp. and will move to that company’s Memphis, Tenn., headquarters, according to news reports.
Features Fashions Inspired By Girl Pop Music Group
Look for harmony in Wet Seal Inc.’s upcoming marketing campaign—Fifth Harmony, that is.