Well, it’s official: Big Lots is coming to Anaheim Hills. According to the OC Register, the lease has been signed and they might move in as early as this summer.


As I mentioned in my earlier post, I’m not a fan of this at all. “Close-out prices” and clearance items are neither needed nor wanted in Anaheim Hills. I’ve been in a Big Lots (near my work) and they are junky, messily filled with unappealing merchandise and disinterested employees. I also find it ‘heartening’ how the owner of the property ignored the community demographics and desires to put in a store that in my opinion, no local will shop at. Thanks, man-whose-name-I-don’t-know. Appreciate it.

On a funny note: The spokewoman from Big Lots says she hoped that “the firm’s close-out moments would win residents over” and she thinks “they will be calling each other to say what bargains they have found.” Right.

9 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on March 17th, 2005 @ 8:50 am

    Why not let capitalism work? If no one wants it there, no one will go, and they’ll soon close that unprofitable location. But if people DO go, then it’s likely something that the community wants/needs. Remember, non-AH residents ARE allowed in town, too =)

  2. Jason Cosper (unregistered) on March 17th, 2005 @ 11:46 am

    Thank you Michael. A handful of people’s opinions do and/or should not reflect that of the entire community.

    P.S. What is it with AH folks insisting that they live in “Anaheim Hills” when mailing things out or giving directions to their place. I’ve got news for you, it’s still Anaheim.

    I know you don’t want people to get the “wrong idea” since it is a much nicer part of the city, but I’ve never seen people insist that they live in “Sunny Hills”. Get over yourselves.

  3. Jill (unregistered) on March 17th, 2005 @ 2:40 pm

    Michael: You are definitely right. However, it will be interesting to see just how many people from out of the area come to shop there. Not exactly a convient location.

    Jason: True that a handful of opinions don’t represent the whole; however, I would be interested to talk to the people eagerly awaiting the new store. Not one person from the area seems supportive.

    Also, Anaheim Hills really is a different community than Anaheim. Further, most of the time “Hills” is tacked on because it is ~15 miles from where people think of when they think of Anaheim. At least that’s true for me. I’d rather have my guests going in the right direction…

  4. ellen (unregistered) on March 17th, 2005 @ 5:48 pm

    Just wait till the chi-chi biddies find a pair of bitchen sunglasses for $2.99, a la my mother and her gang of rich girlfriends did last year up in Long Beach (oops, rather, Belmont Shore). Trust me, you will love that place.

  5. Will Randall (unregistered) on March 17th, 2005 @ 10:59 pm

    The long slow slide continues. No, I’m not talking about the hills themselves, but the state of our community. AH was a master planned community that was supposed to be different then the rest of the city. Now were just like the rest of it. When the Super K-mart came in, Most of Yorba Linda was against it. Besides, we are “Anaheim Hills” because every major mid-size city needs to have an upper class neighborhood in order to charge more in property taxes, and it separated us from Norco and Corona.

    As for emphasising the “hills” part. Many in Anaheim Hills were fustrated with the lack of attention payed to it by the city council, and for a few years had considered seperating from the rest of the city. It’s North v. South, O.C. style. Now the last two elected board members are Hills residents and the power basis of the city has shifted east.

  6. ocswing (unregistered) on March 18th, 2005 @ 8:43 pm

    We tack on “Hills” to the name because honestly we have no idea where we connect to Anaheim geographically. We’re surrounded by Yorba Linda and Orange. People within our city comprise the “community” so I don’t see how outside people should get a say in that. They may use it, but they aren’t part of the community in my opinion. That being said, I know the Big Lots will do well. It’s going to be popular because of the school kids hanging out there though.

  7. Travis (unregistered) on March 19th, 2005 @ 8:25 am

    It’s called “Anaheim Hills” because otherwise people would think it’s Corona.

  8. michael (unregistered) on March 21st, 2005 @ 10:57 pm

    Get the fuck over yourself. Anaheim Hills? It’s not the holy land. I personally know two families that are as white trash as they come that live in Anaheim Hills. One of them is a pastor at an Anaheim Hills church, drives a Lexus and is as cheap as they come (shops at the Big Lots on Tustin where the Super Kmart used to be). I’m sure he and many other Anaheim Hills residents will be more than happy with the new Big Lots. They way you go on, one would think that Anaheim Hills is the new Irvine.

  9. Skull (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

    Crap, someone check if Hell has snow… I just agreed with Doss…

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