Continues To Invest in The Artisanal Environment With More Shops
Costa Mesa, CA – Entering a new phase in its evolution, The OC Mart Mix, the shopping destination that redefined the retail experience in Orange County, is changing its name to The OC Mix to better reflect this urban marketplace filled with over 25 small retail shops, gourmet food and drinks, all under one roof. The OC Mix will live up to its moniker “fashion, food & findings” and will continue to nurture small businesses and owner-operated shops, while advancing in the artisanal environment found in the building located in the heart of South Coast Collection (SoCo).
“The idea is to eliminate confusion among consumers that the “mart” is a place that is accessible to the trade only,” says Bryon Ward of Burnham Ward, owners of SoCo where The OC Mix is located. “The OC Mix is very much a retail community that is accessible to all.”
Constantly evolving to give trend spotters the eclectic mix the center is popular for, The OC Mix will welcome three new retailers: Seventh Tea Bar, the latest creation from Portola Coffee Lab, just opened on January 2; Birdie Bowl & Juicery will open on February 1; and Wardrobe Ltd. will open in late January. Recently opened shops and restaurants include Lollipop Nail Studio, Theorem by Portola Coffee Lab, and Shuck Oyster Bar, while several Mix retailers have expanded in the last month such as, Local Fare, Apples & Oranges, and Smocking Birds.
With a modern, shop-from-your-neighbor feel and the opportunity to touch, taste, feel, see, and hear from its retailers, The OC Mix is Orange County’s answer to the Ferry Building in San Francisco or Chelsea Market in New York City but with a So Cal contemporary-chic aesthetic highlighted by cement floors, reclaimed wood, and exposed ceilings. Many of the shops are under 250 square feet, giving rise to the power of the small business owner and the ability to present products and services in a fresh new way, only found at The OC Mix.
From eco-friendly merchandise and services to products that give back to charity, The OC Mix shoppers can also find many items made by local Orange County artisans and companies, emerging fashion designers for men, women and children, fine jewelry and accessories, unique home furnishings, stylish tableware, and inspiring artwork. The OC Mix is also quickly becoming a hot spot for epicurean adventures with the ability to get spices, oysters, cheese, sauces, coffee, tea, juice, olive oil, wine and more at the various gourmet shops and restaurants in The OC Mix.
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ABOUT THE OC MIX: Sunset Magazine says The OC Mix “is the best new reason to pull off the 405” calling it a “sweeping breath of fresh air”. Southwest Airlines, in an issue of Spirit Magazine, said “aficionados of the offbeat, head back to Costa Mesa to visit The OC Mart Mix”. The OC Mix is located at: 3313 Hyland Avenue, Suite C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 and can be reached by calling 949.760.9150.
The OC Mix Hours: Sunday-Monday 11am-6pm; Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 10am-6pm
We Olive and Wine Bar Hours: 11-8 Tuesday- Wednesday, 11-9 or later Thursday- Friday, 10-8 Saturday, 12-5 Sunday;
Portola Coffee Lab Hours: 6am-9pm Monday- Friday, 7am-9pm Saturday, 8am-8pm Sunday