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Another downtown East of Brea: Village at La Floresta

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Aerial perspective of the Village at La Floresta (Graphic: Business Wire)

    As one of the smallest cities in Orange County, we have managed continuous growth throughout the years in maintaining our status as a destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. And the recent announcement by Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored community shopping centers, sealed the deal in the closing of Village at La Floresta, with plans to build a 87,000 square foot retail center at the entrance of La Floresta’s master-planned community. “Village at La Floresta will not only provide North Orange County with its first Whole Foods, but also new and exciting restaurants and retailers,” said John T. Mehigan, Vice President of Investments for Regency Centers in Southern California.”

      Imagine another downtown on the east side of Brea, in the midst of many retail centers including Brea mall located in-between. In most cases it’s highly unlikely that you’ll find such a mega-shopping district in a small city, but Brea’s “big city’ appeal with a ‘small town’ feel” was the ideal town for Regency Centers plan to create a friendly downtown within the La Floresta community. Scheduled for completion in January 2016, at the cornerstone of Village at La Floresta will be Brea’s largest art installation, costing $2 million for the sculpture. There will also be a water feature and lush landscaping with native plants. Pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and pathways will pave the way to different retail storefronts, making the centers appeal a comfortable gathering place to meet, shop and enjoy.

        Join in the celebration and attend the groundbreaking ceremony to be held on the future retail site at the intersection of Imperial Highway and Valencia Avenue on January 8, 2015 at 10 AM. Guest speakers will include representatives from Regency Centers, The City of Brea, and Whole Foods Market.
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