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The LAB Anti-Mall Costa Mesa

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by Julie Diebolt Price (subscribe)
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Published February 8th 2021
Hang out at The LAB Anti Mall Costa Mesa
Hang out at The LAB Anti Mall.

Just 40 miles south of Los Angeles, California, lies Costa Mesa, located in central Orange County. Known for the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, South Coast Plaza for high-end shopping, and stunning walkable public art installations, Costa Mesa is easily accessible from the 405 freeway.

A half-mile south of the 405 freeway on Bristol street is The LAB Anti Mall Costa Mesa, a quirky, engaging, and fun place to hang out on the weekend or during the week.

The LAB stands for "Little American Business." They are small businesses combatting retail monotony, and they've been here for 25 years.

This unconventional hang out is packed with cafés, restaurants, and unusual retail shops. They love music, art, fashion, and hip cuisine.

The outdoor art is exciting and features metal sculptures, colorful seating, a tunnel of CDs, and much more.

You will not be bored when you hang out at The LAB Anti-Mall!
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Where: 2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
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Really interesting photos Julie.
by May Cross (score: 3|8033) 251 days ago
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