La Habra Marketplace

La Habra Marketplace, formerly La Habra Fashion Square, is an open-air regional mall in La Habra, California, built by the Bullock's department store chain. Welton Becket and Associates were the architects.[4] It was the last and largest of the "Fashion Square" malls that it built, after Santa Ana, Sherman Oaks and Del Amo.[1][5] The site measured 40 acres (160,000 m2), with 565,618 square feet (52,547.6 m2) of retail space, of which the large Bullock's store represented about half.[6] The center has been re-developed into a strip mall called La Habra Marketplace.

La Habra Marketplace
LocationLa Habra, California, United States
Coordinates33°55′06″N 117°57′50″W / 33.9182°N 117.9640°W / 33.9182; -117.9640Coordinates: 33°55′06″N 117°57′50″W / 33.9182°N 117.9640°W / 33.9182; -117.9640
Opening dateAugust 10, 1968[1]
Closing date1992 (Fashion Square)
Previous namesLa Habra Fashion Square
OwnerDJM Capital
No. of stores and services50+ (Fashion Square)[2]
No. of anchor tenants3 (Fashion Square)[2]
5 (Marketplace)
Total retail floor area567,864 square feet (52,756.3 m2) (Fashion Square)[2]
375,013 square feet (34,839.8 m2) (Marketplace)
No. of floors1
Historic photo of the Joseph Magnin department store, La Habra Fashion Square

Original tenantsEdit

Department stores (major and junior) at launch were:[1]

Other stores at opening included Hickory Farms, B. Dalton Bookseller, Damon's, Draper's, Leed's, See's Candy, Slavick's Jewelers, United California Bank and Crocker-Citizens Bank. Restaurants included Fiddler's Three, Don Paul and Lyons.[1]


Partially due to the proximity of other malls, and also that the envisioned Imperial Highway (SR-90) and Beach Boulevard (SR-39) freeways were not built in time and thus never brought the expected traffic, the mall turned out to be disappointing and generally had disappointing sales performance.

By 1987, at $27.8 million, annual sales were second to last of Orange County's 14 regional malls, and its sales per square foot were last of 48 regional malls in Southern California regional malls, at $50.78 versus, for example, $190.09 at South Coast Plaza.[6]

The Bullock's store was closed in 1992,[7] razed in the late 1990s[3] and strip mall buildings were constructed in the mall's place.

Current shopping centerEdit

The community shopping center now on the site is named La Habra Marketplace and has 375,013 square feet (34,839.8 m2) of gross leasable area.[8] Current tenants include Smart & Final (formerly Drug Emporium), Ross Dress for Less, LA Fitness, Sprouts Farmers Market (formerly OfficeMax) and Regal Cinemas.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d e "La Habra Fashion Square advertising supplement". Los Angeles Times. 14 March 1968.
  2. ^ a b c Directory of major malls. MJJTM Publications Corp. 1990. p. 50.
  3. ^ a b "La Habra : Old Bullock's to Be Razed for New Mall". Los Angeles Times. 20 June 1995. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Joseph Magnin Joins Fashion Square Stores". Los Angeles Times. September 10, 1967.
  5. ^ David K. Cole. "A Look at Multi-use Redevelopment" (PDF). Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b Galante, Mary Ann (July 7, 1987). "Part of La Habra Mall Is Reportedly for Sale : Center Suffers From Poor Revenues; One of Its Three Owners Said to Be Willing to Sell at a Loss". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  7. ^ "Macy to Close 8 Stores; 1,850 Jobs Affected : Retail: The owner of the Bullock's and I. Magnin chains is eliminating its poor performers, including the Bullock's store in La Habra's Fashion Square". Los Angeles Times. 21 May 1992. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
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  9. ^ "La Habra Market Place - Center - DJM Leasing". Retrieved 22 April 2019.