Biz News: Acapulco in Costa Mesa closes

Acapulco in Costa Mesa’s Mesa Verde Center recently closed.
Acapulco in Costa Mesa’s Mesa Verde Center recently closed.
(BRADLEY ZINT / Daily Pilot)

An Acapulco restaurant in Costa Mesa has closed.

The approximately 8,000-square-foot Mexican restaurant was at 1565 Adams Ave. in the Mesa Verde Center. Its last day of operations was Sunday. It opened in 1983.

Jared Dougherty, senior vice president of marketing with Cypress-based Real Mex Restaurants, which owns Acapulco, El Torito and other chains, said the company was unable to agree on a long-term lease with the landlord.

“However, we were able to find positions for all interested employees at our other area restaurants,” he wrote in an email.

The Mesa Verde Center, anchored by Vons, is owned by Costa Mesa-based C.J. Segerstrom and Sons, which also owns South Coast Plaza. Justin McCusker, Segerstrom’s director of community and government relations, said he was unable to comment on the matter Tuesday.

Acapulco has two locations left in Orange County: one in Costa Mesa, on Bristol Street, and one in Stanton.


Hoag foundation launches ambitious campaign

The Hoag Hospital Foundation recently announced a campaign to raise $627 million by 2020.

The campaign, “Hoag Promise, Our Campaign to Lead, Innovate and Transform,” seeks to “significantly expand Orange County residents’ access to quality health care options and underscore Hoag’s unique role in providing innovative and compassionate healthcare to Orange County residents,” according to a news release.


New store opens at Crystal Cove center

Atelier 7918, a luxury retail store featuring accessories, jewelry and lifestyle goods, recently opened in Newport Coast’s Crystal Cove Shopping Center at 7918 E. Coast Hwy.


New lawyer show broadcasts from Costa Mesa

Credit-damage expert Georg Finder recently launched “LawyerWarrior Spotlight,” an Internet-based talk show on OC Talk Radio, broadcasting from Costa Mesa.

“In a news-style environment, guests on the new show must explain with a personal touch what beyond their legal credentials makes them interesting, why they stand out above their peers and why they win their cases,” according to a news release.

Those interested in being guests can contact Finder at (714) 441-0900. Programs are available at