Irvine Spectrum Center construction triggers tenants changes at the mall – Orange County Register

One of the biggest changes in the 22-year history of the Irvine Spectrum Center is the reimaging of the space formerly occupied by Macy’s.

The 140,000-square-foot department store has been demolished to make room for as many as 20 new shopping options. The Irvine Company has been quiet about the changes expected for the renovated space, which is slated to open in 2018.

With construction well underway, the rest of the mall has seen new tenants open, close or relocate.

Here’s the latest update:

Relocating tenants

Windsor, an apparel store geared for teenagers looking for special occasion dresses, moves this month to a new location. The store is near the Macy’s construction zone. However, the Irvine Co. said the move is unrelated to the mall expansion.

“Its current location is not in the way of the new construction and is moving due to renewal and merchandising strategy regarding location and size,” Irvine Co. said.

Happy Nails, on the other hand, moved in late April “as its previous location was in a section of the building that is being expanded,” the Irvine Co. said.

Earlier in the year, Corner Bakery also relocated near Forever 21. The bakery had to move “as the building was taken down for the new expansion,” the developer said. It took over space once occupied by Forever 21.

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