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University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« on: April 26, 2022, 06:40:37 PM »
UTC is one of my favorite retail centers in town. Does anyone know which current store has been there the longest?

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 07:29:51 PM »
In and Out. All time favorite.

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2022, 07:37:21 PM »
Do you remember when In n Out opened there?

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2022, 09:03:13 PM »
UCI Alumni, It was early 1990ish and In and Out is already there. The headquarter for In and Out is closeby. An interesting American small business revolve to empire success.

Florida tried to persuade management to relocate the headquarter there during masks mandate fiasco without success. Desantos, you can kiss my ass...

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2022, 09:33:20 PM »
Anyone know when Le Diplomat opened there?

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2022, 09:37:27 PM »
Le Diplomat seems like they have been there forever.

But the Post Office beats them all. :)
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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 09:38:47 PM »
Is Rays pizza still there or did that close?  Cause I'm 95% sure that has been there longer than In and Out.

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2022, 06:37:11 AM »
Yup, Ray’s is still there. I think he’s been there since 1986. I’ve been going there since 1996.

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2022, 08:46:51 AM »
Ray's Pizza is probably the winner... even more impressive... Ray still works there!

Does anyone remember when they used to sell Ray's Pizza in Edward's Theaters?

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2022, 11:11:24 AM »
Well, I used to enjoy heading over to Sam Goody's to browse CD's before going over to the 18+ dance club to get my groove on.  Are those still there?

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2022, 11:15:46 AM »
Well, I used to enjoy heading over to Sam Goody's to browse CD's before going over to the 18+ dance club to get my groove on.  Are those still there?

What? Liar Loan actually hung out in Irvine back in the day?
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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2022, 12:22:45 PM »
Well, I used to enjoy heading over to Sam Goody's to browse CD's before going over to the 18+ dance club to get my groove on.  Are those still there?

What? Liar Loan actually hung out in Irvine back in the day?

I used to like Irvine a lot, but starting around the year 2000 it got to be too dense and overbuilt for my liking.  They've also removed a lot of the fun things, like Wild Rivers, that used to make Irvine great, to make way for more apartments.  Blech!

We still "hang out" there sometimes if we attend church at Mariners (not our usual congregation).  I started attending church there in 1994 when it was still South Coast Community Church prior to the merge with Mariners.

I also used to hang out at the dumpy trailer where KUCI was broadcast from, either playing music with my band, watching other bands, or just hanging out while my friends that were aspiring DJ's broadcast their shows.

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2022, 12:56:00 PM »
Wild Rivers is back... supposed to reopen in June.

Sam Goody's and Metropolis (and Souplantation) not so lucky.
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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2022, 03:44:42 PM »
Metropolis.. how crazy there was a night club there huh?

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Re: University Town Center - oldest current retail tenant?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2022, 03:47:24 PM »
Metropolis.. how crazy there was a night club there huh?

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