Orange County Business Journal

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Building Time in Orange?

Office Buys Could Spur Apartments, Tower Project

A big chunk of apartment construction and a new office tower could go up on land next to the Outlets at Orange following the recent sale of two nearby buildings.

Fashion Label Likes Look of Competition

APPAREL: Irvine-based Z Supply feeds off challenges of fast-fashion

Forget about the doom-and-gloom projections that women’s retail is boring, merchandising is dead, and Forever 21 killed the category.

King’s Seafood Plans Water Grill in OC

DINING: High-end concept in downtown LA, Santa Monica

Costa Mesa-based restaurant operator King’s Seafood Co. plans to put a minimum of $5 million into an Orange County location of its high-end Water Grill.

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Juice Chain Expands in Texas

Irvine-based Juice It Up said it would add three franchised locations in Texas.

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Quiksilver in License Deals

Huntington Beach-based apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. entered into licensing agreements for several product categories, according to Chief Executive Andy Mooney.

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OC-Based Restaurants Make Consumer Reports List

Irvine-based restaurant chains Habit Restaurants LLC and In-n-Out Burger Inc. scored highly in a Consumer Reports subscriber survey of fast food and fast casual eateries.

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Dubai Retailer Opens a Store in Tustin

Dubai-based shopping center chain Ansar Group of Cos. will host a grand opening of a store in Tustin, its first in the U.S.

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Report: Yard House Tabbed For Growth

Yard House USA Inc. is the second-fastest growing restaurant chain in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.

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Fastest-Growing Private Companies Wanted for Annual List

The Business Journal is looking for Orange County-based companies that have seen their yearly sales grow rapidly from mid-2012 to mid-2014 for our annual list of fastest-growing privately held companies.

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Mazda Sets Launch Date for New Miata

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations said it’s skipping the auto show arena and plans to instead unveil its revamped 2016 MX-5 Miata on Sept. 3 during simultaneous events in Japan, Spain and Monterey, Calif.

Juice Chains Eye OC as Prime Territory in Growth Push

RESTAURANTS: 2 based here to add locations at ambitious clip

Orange County is getting juicier.

Experian Ejects Competitors in Talking-Computer Ads

Aims to Depict Others As Unreliable Credit Managers

Experian PLC in Costa Mesa is trying to set itself apart from the competition with its new 30-second TV ads featuring two rogue computers—the fictional Karmarama 2000 and Jacktronic VI.

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Mazda Sets Launch Date for New Miata

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations said it’s skipping the auto show arena and plans to instead unveil its revamped 2016 MX-5 Miata on Sept. 3 during simultaneous events in Japan, Spain and Monterey, Calif.

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3 of 4 OC-Based Automakers Top Sales Pace

Three of the four Orange County-based automakers outpaced the industry overall in June, according to Autodata Corp.

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Galardi Group CEO Named to Literacy Board

Cindy Galardi Culpepper, the chief executive office of Irvine-based restaurant operator Galardi Group Inc., has been has been named to the board of the Literacy Project.