South Coast Plaza Extending Hours

South Coast Plaza Extending Hours

If you have the shopping urge and, maybe you have gotten your COVID shot after months of hibernation i do have some shopping news for you; South Coast Plaza has extended its hours as things get back to more normal. Now the huge shopping center is open Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Yes you have to wear a mask and social distance into protocols are in place but at least its back to some as semblance of normal. The mall has over 245 stores and a total of 2,800,000 square feet of retail space making it one of the largest malls in the country so you should find something interesting.

Location:

3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Triangle Square Signage On Hold Again

Triangle Square Signage On Hold Again

The City of Costa Mesa Planning Commissioners again had hearings on the proposed LED signage at the Triangle Square Shopping Center. The issue has upset many residents of Costa Mesa who have mentioned turning Costa Mesa in to Las Vegas or causing potential safety issues with distracting signs for motorists.

The owner of the center Tyler Mateen as well as many tenants and, employees at the center have said the signage could revitalize the struggling shopping center. The current proposal for signage includes 4,960 square feet of signage on the property more than half of which would be LED type signage.

To sweeten the deal for the city in a bid to get it approved the owner I’d offering 25 percent of the ad revenue from three years after the deal is signed as well as allowing the city to use 10 percent of the ads for public service messages.

City staff recommended continuing the item why they make further revisions to the contract and, yet again the issue was pushed back this time to the April 12th meeting.

Triangle Square Restaurants Link

City Moves Forward On Hazard Pay Ordinance

City Moves Forward On Hazard Pay Ordinance

The City of Costa Mesa has moved forward on its plan for a ordinance requiring hazard pay for grocery workers. The city council voted 6-1 in favor of staff coming back with an emergency ordinance that would require grocery stores to provide hazard pay.

No amount per hour was decided on but it most likely would be in line with the $4 an hour other cities have passed like Long Beach and, more recently Santa Ana.

The Santa Ana law also includes pharmacy workers we will have to wait and, see what version is passed in Costa Mesa.

Opinion:

I work for a company that is a retail store but not a grocery store and we are faced with the same hazards and, issues every day including people refusing to wear masks but the law if it follows over cities wouldn’t include me.

You can argue one way or another of the merits of a law requiring hazard pay for retail workers but picking out only grocery or pharmacy workers is a little strange to me.

Grocery stores also have really low margins so if this is past we could see price increases to cover it, less hours for employees or even worse case like happened in Long Beach grocery stores closing.

Randy’s Donuts To Open March 9th In Costa Mesa

Randy’s Donuts To Open March 9th In Costa Mesa

Orange Counties first Randy’s Donuts is getting ready for its grand opening on March 6th the former Jack In A Box location on Harbor Blvd just south of Baker yesterday added its iconic sign to the roof.

The new 25 foot tall sign which weighs approximately 15,000 pounds was lowered slowly in place today The new location features a drive thru so you don’t even need to get out of your car to get your sugar fix.

Costa Mesa Insider Named In Top 5

Costa Mesa Insider Named In Top 5

Thank you readers of Costa Mesa Insider, Feedspot.com has announced that this website is on of the Top 5 Costa Mesa Newswebsites to follow in 2021.

We got 3rd place which is very nice and, thank you to Feedspot for the honor. The website is barely a few months old and, i look forward to sharing great content with you. Please comment or email me with story suggestions what you would like me to cover.

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