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Status Update: Aerie opens at Outlets at Orange; bouldering gym coming to Fountain Valley

Status Update: Aerie opens at Outlets at Orange; bouldering gym coming to Fountain Valley
August 26, 2019 coraandkrist

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Status Update: Aerie opens at Outlets at Orange; bouldering gym coming to Fountain Valley

Two new retailers are opening their doors at the Outlets at Orange.

The Columbia Factory Store, which is replacing the shuttered Tu Tu Tango restaurant, and Aerie are opening this month, mall representative said.

Aerie has opened at The Outlets at Orange. The retailer, which specializes in lingerie with apparel for all shapes and sizes, is near Forever 21. (Courtesy of The Outlets at Orange)

The Columbia Factory Store, under construction near the Adidas store, is slated to open Friday, Aug. 30. The shop will include footwear, apparel and accessories. Grand opening events through Sept. 2 will include a free Columbia tote bag with purchase, complimentary chocolate samples, bonus points for Columbia Greater Rewards members and more.

Aerie has already opened; it’s located near Forever 21 and includes lingerie with apparel for all shapes and sizes.

The clothing shops join the more than 10 new or remodeled stores being introduced at The Outlets at Orange this year. The outdoor mall is home to some 100 stores, dining options and entertainment venues.

Remodeled Stater Bros.

Stater Bros. Markets has remodeled its store at 22351 El Toro Road in Lake Forest.

The store got a fresh look inside with expanded food offerings including a fresh-cut fruit station, FujiSan sushi, and more wine and beer.

A $2,500 donation was made to VFW Auxiliary Post 6024 to bolster their programs and services for military veterans.

Ever been bouldering?

Planet Granite is coming to Fountain Valley this fall.

This 30,000-square-foot bouldering facility is being constructed with vertical bouldering terrain (think: walls of various heights and angles with pegs and notches for climbing), strength and cardio fitness zones, a yoga studio and a training area.

The gym also will host a lineup of adult and youth climbing classes and a gear shop. Like its sister facilities, Planet Granite will cater to participants of all abilities – from competitive athletes to weekend adventurers and families.

The concept was founded in 1994 by Micky Lloyd. The company has four locations in the West: San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Belmont and Portland.

Do Nguyen is the director of Planet Granite Fountain Valley. Learn more about Planet Granite online at planetgranite.com/.

On the Move

Amy Grant and Don Butler have been promoted to technical managers at Irvine-based Fuscoe Engineering. The company in a statement said Grant is one of its “shining stars” and acts as the central project design engineer for her team. She is one of Fuscoe’s hillside grading and Civil 3D technical specialists. Butler’s, with 30-plus years of engineering experience, has served as a project lead for numerous residential, retail and public works projects located within the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino county areas.

Greg Memo is the new president of Irvine-based Parcel Pending, a package delivery solutions company for apartment communities. He will focus on expanding Parcel Pending’s market share across multifamily and other vertical markets such as retail, grocery and commercial, according to a statement. Memo previously was at Renovate America, a tech-enabled financing platform for home improvement, where he led the Product Strategy, Business Development and Sales functions.

Irvine-based Antis Roofing and Waterproofing has promoted Susan DeGrassi to vice president, administration and cause, and Aaron Antis to vice president, sales and field operations. DeGrassi joined Antis as director of cause to lead the company’s philanthropic effort and will assume added responsibility for Antis’ internal operations, including customer service and support, HR, IT and other administrative functions. Antis will continue to lead the sales team and also oversee the field operations team.

New lodge debuts

Santa Ana Elks Lodge #794 is celebrating 117 years in service with the grand opening of its new facility at 1751 S. Lyon St. in Santa Ana.

The organization moved into the 32,000-square-foot headquarters from its previous lodge on First Street. The new facility offers meeting rooms, game rooms, and a professional kitchen for the restaurants and lounges.


Human Options, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of relationship violence, received a $4,500 Community Services Grant from the city of Mission Viejo. The grant will support Human Options’ Safe Options for Seniors Program services, specifically for Mission Viejo residents over the age of 50 who are experiencing domestic abuse. These services include individual and group counseling, case management services, Senior Empowerment Groups, and legal advocacy.

Coming up

The Chamber Business Alliance will host the Business Expo from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 29 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea North Orange County.

The event is free of charge for college business students with valid student ID and $15 for all other attendees.

A few of the participants include Avid Promotions, City of Brea Arts, New York Life, Purple Rose Graphics, Schooley Mitchell and Thryv.

Two entrepreneurial leaders will present complimentary educational seminars held from 4-4:25 p.m. and 4:35-5:00 p.m. at in the hotel’s Olinda and Randolph meeting rooms.

Eric Padilla, founder and CEO of Palatable Promotions, a digital marketing company based out of Fullerton, will present on the topic, “Where Is Social Media Headed in 2020?”

Glenn Green, founder of White Rhino Marketing, has helped companies market themselves better for over 35 years and will present on the topic, “Marketing 101: 3 Tools to Jump Start Your Marketing Now.”