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RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL

Compiled by Greg Johnson, Times staff writer

Disney Store Growth: The Walt Disney Gallery will open Nov. 4 in MainPlace Santa Ana. The new store will “celebrate the history, creativity and inspiration of the Walt Disney Co.,” according to the company.

The gallery will sell Disney animation art, collectibles, fashions and home accessories. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Michael D. Eisner described the new retail venture as an extension of its existing Disney Store chain, which already has a location at MainPlace.

“When we opened the first Disney Store in 1987, no one would have predicted that today, seven years later, we would have 310 stores operating in eight nations,” Eisner said. “Given the growing popularity of Disney animation art, I believe the Walt Disney Gallery will prove to be our next strong winner in the retail environment.”


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