Fashion Island, owned by the Irvine Co., is the fourth largest shopping center in Orange County in terms of taxable sales. Built in the 1960s, it has been undergoing a three-phase renovation since 1985. A grand opening in October is scheduled for the last phase, which adds a seven-screen theater, new stores and an outdoor food court.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Address: Newport Center, Newport Beach Developer: Donahue Schriber Architect: Jon Jerde Associates, Los Angeles (for the renovation) Primary Contractor: Robert E. Bayley Construction, Seattle Leasing Agent: Donahue Schriber Year opened: 1967 Total acreage: 75 Total mall area in square feet about: 1,250,000 (after renovation) Total retail operators: 170 (after renovation) Taxable retail sales: $173 million in 1987 Parking capacity: 6,100 LARGEST STORES:Robinson’s: 234,000 Square feet The Broadway: 187,500 Square feet Neiman Marcus: 120,000 Square feet Bullocks Wilshire: 80,000 Source: Fashion Island