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Orange County Business Journal Announces Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award Nominees

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Construction Continues on the New OCMA Building

The countdown continues. Here's the latest on the new OCMA building:

  • Education Pavilion scaffolding has come down
  • The fire lane grading is complete, and concrete is being poured for the school bus drop off
  • Crane was on site this week to hoist plaza light poles to their pedestals
  • The layout, installation, and welding of the clips on the Grand staircase is ongoing
  • Plaza paving is close to completion

You can visit OCMA's website to stay up to date on the progress of their new building. You can visit OCMA's website to stay up to date on the progress of their new building.

Pacific Chorale Announces 2022-23 Season

June 22, 2022

Pacific Chorale’s 2022-2023 Season, announced by Artistic Director Robert Istad and President & CEO Andrew Brown, features five wide-ranging programs of enthralling choral masterworks and contemporary works spanning six centuries, including the orchestral world premiere of Florence Price’s newly discovered anti-war piece set to poetry about Abraham Lincoln and Jocelyn Hagen’s stunning multi-media work inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. The Grammy-winning choir, whose performances have been hailed as “ethereal” (LA Opus), “thrilling” and “sublime” (Classical…

Talented Local Artists Showcased at Costa Mesa Marriott in South Coast Metro

June 8, 2022

When hotel guests and members of the public enter the Costa Mesa Marriott in South Coast Metro, Orange County, California’s Urban Center, www.southcoastmetro.com, they may think they’ve walked into an art gallery. That’s because the luxury 11-floor, 253-suites hotel has recently joined forces with Orange County Fine Arts (OCFA) to create a permanent display of works created by 20 award-winning, Orange County-based artists. The hotel is hosting an artists’ showcase event for the public, Saturday,…

Art Inspired CANVAS Costa Mesa in Orange County’s South Coast Metro Area Appeals to Discerning Tenants

June 8, 2022

Inspired by the vibrant visual and performing arts community located in the heart of South Coast Metro, CANVAS Costa Mesa has drawn new tenants and renewed leases with others who appreciate its showcase of local artwork, plus project lounges, touchless building access systems, conference facility, café and catering, onsite concierge, and a dog-friendly environment. New tenants include 5.11, Inc., LoanSnap and Hurley. 5.11, Inc., are innovators who make purpose-built technical apparel and gear for life’s…

Metro Events

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Hana Field Now Open Every Weekend in June

Sunflowers make everyone happy. Hana Field in South Coast Metro has over 12 varieties of sunflowers in bloom right now - in different colors and sizes too!

Friday, June 24: 4:00 to 8:00 pm (last entry at 7:00 pm)
Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm)

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 - does not include flower picking (Children 2 & Under and Military are FREE)

KEEPSAKE U-PICK FLOWER CUP: $15 - includes up tp 15 blooms in a keepsake souvenir cup

Flowers cutters are available for purchase for $8 or you can bring your own.

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Celebrate Everything Under the Sun!

The 2022 OC Fair is set for July 15 to August 14 and they are thrilled to welcome everyone back to “Feel the Sunshine.” Tickets are on sale now! Advance ticket purchase is required as they are limiting the number of admission tickets available for each day. Choose your days and plan your summer – no transaction fees and no increase in admission prices!

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14th Annual Save Our Youth Fiesta

This is SOY's biggest fundraiser of the year. Can you help SOY reach their goal to fund all of their programs? Follow the link below to learn more, buy tickets, or donate.

As a non-profit agency serving low-income youth to provide a worthwhile option to an at-risk lifestyle, SOY provides a challenging and healthy environment where teens receive mentoring, tutoring, and college preparedness. This includes visits to college campuses throughout California where they are often given a tour by SOY graduates attending the college visited.

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Special Ticket Prices for Broadway Shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

We have all missed experiencing live entertainment at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Now, with safety protocols in place, we can return to seeing those amazing Broadway shows. Special ticket prices for Orchestra seating are available for the following shows:

Pretty Woman: The Musical on July 7, 2022
Special Ticket Price: $106.00

Hadestown on August 11, 2022
Special Ticket Price: $106.00

All performances at 7:30 pm

For more information and ticket purchases, contact Diane Pritchett: 714.435.2109 or alliance@southcoastmetro.com

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There's a Whole New Season of Spectacular Broadway Shows to Look Forward to at Segerstrom Center for he Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced their new lineup of spectacular Broadways shows for their 2022-2023 season. South Coast Metro Alliance will be offering special ticket pricing with orchestra seating for the following shows:

  • Hamilton on Thursday, October 6, 2022
    Special Ticket Price: $179.00
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical: November 16, 2022
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: January 5, 2023
  • Disney's Frozen: February 9, 2023
  • Mean Girls: March 16, 2023
  • Hairspray: April 20, 2023
  • Chicago: May 18, 2023
  • Six: June 15, 2023
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical: July 20, 2023

Restaurant News

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Orange Coast Magazine Names Butcher's House Brasserie their 2022 Restaurant of the Year

Butcher's House Brasserie wasn't even a gleam in Jeoffrey Offer's eye when COVID-19 arrived. He was too busy running the kitchens of Moulin to contemplate much else until restaurants closed in March 2020. Suddenly idle, this butcher's son could crystallize a plan to go solo, and his dream brasserie was born in the final rainy days of December 2021.

Previously inhabited by Pueblo, the kitchen’s new heart is a Santa Maria-style grill that seasons half the menu’s dishes with notes of almond and citrus wood smoke. Dry-aged steaks and chops are center stage, supported by burgers, salads, and sides. Dazzling house specialties are versatile small plates, including a potent Toulouse sausage—house-made with large-grind pork in a snappy casing. Rustic pork pâté and spicy lamb Merguez sausage are also from scratch. Duck confit is pitch perfect. Offer is a native son of Toulouse, and these dishes reveal much pride and affection for his French homeland.

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Retail News

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Five Top Summer Accessories and Sandals Trend

Swimsuit, check. Shorts, check. It's time to round out your summer 2022 wardrobe with South Coast Plaza's list of must-have accessories and sandals to wear to places near and far, from backyard pool parties and nights-on-the town to vacations at tropical beaches and cosmopolitan cities.

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The Ultimate Guide to South Coast Metro

Everything you need to know about Orange County’s Urban Center can be found in The Ultimate Guide to South Coast Metro. The guide focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, hotels, performing arts, unsurpassed shopping, and over 100 restaurants is what makes South Coast Metro the preferred address for those who want a vibrant mix of commerce and culture.

South Coast Metro Preferred

Our latest insert published in Orange Coast Magazine focuses on South Coast Metro’s comprehensive array of amenities to serve businesses, residents and visitors. This unique blend of premier office and residential environments, restaurants, hotels, performing arts and unsurpassed shopping is what makes South Coast Metro Orange County’s Urban Center.

South Coast Plaza Gift Cards

South Coast Plaza Gift Cards make the perfect gift for any occasion! South Coast Plaza Gift Cards are available in any denomination up to $2,000 and honored at more than 250 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and The Westin South Coast Plaza. For more information, contact Diane Pritchett at 714.435.2109 or alliance@southcoastmetro.com

Check out the South Coast Metro 360!

The glossy, full-color magazine that covers Orange County’s  cultural, culinary and commercial center. View the digital version on our website or call Diane Pritchett  for a hard copy of the 2017/2018 issue: 714.435.2109