The Block Takes 2 Steps Forward & 1 Step Back

Well, it looks like The Block @ Orange is really classing the place up with this coveted retailer moving into the old Hilo Hattie store in the center of the mall.

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This huge retail space is perfect for retailers such as H&M or perhaps Barnes & Nobel but the prevailing wisdom at Mills Management seems to be the anything is is better than nothing approach. Hence this upscale high-end retailer named Warehouse Furniture Outlet. And to think, just recently things were looking up with the opening of Neiman Marcus Last Call, Converse and Off Broadway Shoes. Hmmmmmmm, maybe they’ll put a 99 Cent store in the old Steve and Barry’s space. Oh yes, wouldn’t that be nice?

4 Comments so far

  1. dawn on November 3rd, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    Boo!


  2. Jeff (unregistered) on November 4th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    Ack! I’ve always said that to attract higher end clientele, you need to put in higher end stores. Give the Block another 3 years, and they will look like the Buena Park mall did in the mid 90’s. Pure crap.


  3. Gina (oc_gina) on November 4th, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

    I’m sorry, but that is so lame that they didn’t even scrap the Hilo Hattie flowers. Yeah, I really think of hibiscus when I think of discount furniture.


  4. Jon (oc_jon) on November 4th, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    Theye didn’t change the interior either. They have the same HAwaiian paintings and fixtures and even the old Kona Coffee sign.



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