Who's Opening & When At Pacific City
After more than two years of anticipation, Pacific City officially turned its lights on at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 5. The 191,000-square-foot, $135 million restaurant and retail hub houses boutique shops, upscale eateries, and outdoor hang spaces—all with an oceanfront view at First Street and Pacific Coast Highway. Enter Orange County's newest "coastal cool" communal hub.
Equinox kicked off opening day with a lively ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by tours of the chic 30,000-square-foot corner anchor of the "city." With an uninterrupted view of the ocean, the wellness center also features state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated yoga studio, a separate group fitness room, and a full-service spa open to members and non-members alike.
- Equinox // November
- H&M // November
- Saavy Naturals // November
- Irene's Story // November
- West of Camden // November
- The Wearhouse // November
- Chico Hats // November
- PC Residence Design Center // November
- The Nook // November
- CherryHills Market // November
- The Plantation // November
- Ocean Blue Art + Design // November
- Tommy Bahama // November
- MAC Cosmetics // November
- Residence Design Center // November
- Simmzy's// November
- Crazy Shirts // November
- Top Dog Barkery // December
- Lemonade // December
- Saint Marc // December
- Ola Mexican Cuisine // December
- Ways & Means Oyster House // January
- Smocking Birds // January
- Heirlooms and Hardware // January
- Old Crow Smokehouse // February
- Francesca's // February
- Sephora // February
- Ways & Means at Home // March
- Kin // March
- Molly Brown's Swimwear // April
- Tankfarm & Co. // April
- Sunglass Resort // April
- B. Candy // April
- Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics // April
- Seafolly // May
- The Bungalow // May
- Backhouse Yakitori // May
- Barnabas Clothing Company // May
- Gelataria Zomolo // June
- Philz Coffee // June
- Free People // Summer
- Rudy's Barbershop // Summer
- Spring Mobile // Summer
LOT 579 // SUMMER 2016
- Petals & Pop
- Portola Coffee Lab
- American Dream
- Bear Flag Fish Co.
- Burnt Crumbs
- Hans' Homemade Ice Cream
- Il Barone Sicilian Street Food
Paséa, the 250-room luxury hotel opening at the 11-acre location, is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2016 at the hands of R.D. Olson.
Parking at Pacific City includes 900 subterranean spaces and validation perks. With validation, the first two hours are free, then rates increase as follows: $6 for 2-3 hours, then $2 per 20 minutes thereafter with a daily max of $40. Without validation, parking costs $6 for the first hour, then $2 per 20 minutes thereafter with a daily max of $40. A 65-space short-term surface lot offers 30-minute pay and display parking, paid in 10-minute increments with a max of $3 for 30 minutes. Equinox members benefit from 2.5 validated hours on weekdays, and 3 validated hours on weekends. And of course, there's valet, priced at $8 for 0-2 hours, then $4 per 20 minutes thereafter with a daily max of $40.
Having opened below full-capacity, Pacific City expects to fill up come Summer 2016. A variety of jobs are also waiting to be filled and can be viewed here. The center's general hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 pm.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses—notably restaurants—will, however, ultimately determine their individual hours.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to reflect changing opening dates.