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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.
TECHNOLOGY: Free game on pace to bring in $100M in 1st year
Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s first foray into free-to-play video games is turning into a big moneymaker.
Last week had some wags wondering if Allergan CEO David Pyott might be forced into an error by spending too much on an acquisition in hopes of putting the Irvine-based drug maker out of reach of hostile pursuers Valeant Pharmaceuticals and New York hedge funder Bill Ackman.
MARKETING: Works on par with Goodby on $20M effort
Grupo Gallegos has crossed over the demographic divide to work hand in hand with one of the best-known agencies in advertising on the California Milk Processor Board’s new $20 million ad campaign.
Combine for 1% Increase To About 3 Million Residents
Orange County cities continued growing last year, combining for a net 1% increase in population to about 3 million.
630 Jobs Lost As Verizon, Time Warner Cut Costs
Two cost-cutting moves fueled a significant drop in local employment among Orange County’s largest telecommunications companies in the past year.
Irvine-based IT consultancy and service provider Trace3 promoted Tyler Beecher to chief executive.
Foothill Ranch-based Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. said it’s being bought in an all-stock deal by Kennett Square, Pa.-based Genesis HealthCare.
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.
Personal Decision Prompts Move, New CFO Praised
Irvine drug maker Allergan Inc. has a new chief financial officer as it works to fight off hostile suitor Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Allocates $1M to Award Money, Resources to Users
A software entrepreneur in Irvine has launched a social networking site to make users’ dreams become reality through crowdsourcing.
Costa Mesa-based grilled chicken chain El Pollo Loco Inc. has signed a multibrand operator to develop 20 franchised locations in Houston and San Antonio.
Orange County exports are expected to grow by nearly 6% this year to reach about $26.2 billion, according to a study by California State University Fullerton’s Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.