Two New Restaurants Planned For Triangle Square

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Saddle Ranch Chophouse Website

If you read the title of this post and are thinking, "Triangle Square? I thought everything moved out of that M.C. Escher-nightmare mall long ago." Well, yes, NikeTown and Virgin Megastore are gone; but Yard House and Sutra are hanging on, and now will apparently have some company.

The Daily Pilot has reported that Saddle Ranch Chop House (whom you might have seen in front of Universal Studios) and a restaurant called El Corazon de Costa Mesa will move into the space vacated by Chronic Cantina and Johnny Rockets, respectively. Developers are even talking of a possible hip-and-current bowling alley like Bowlmor and 300 for their venue.

So are we seeing a revival of Triangle Square? That still remains to be seen. I still remember plans for an ultra luxe movie theater that never materialized. But news like this allows me to trot out my usual joke whenever the subject comes up: "Don't you hate it when you can't find parking there and have to circle Triangle Square?" Har har...Sorry.

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Joe
Joe

There is also a new huge 24 Hour Fitness opening up in the area where the Gap used to be.

Pat
Pat

Was the whole foods underground? I don't remember that. I do remember the albertsons or stater brothers that was originally down there. I don't remember johnny rockets, but do remember kelley's fudge, Niketown, Virgin. Is there a decent history of Triangle Square out there yet? And is it true that the owner of Sutra bought the place almost 2 years ago?

The Organic Hispanic
The Organic Hispanic

I used to work at Whole Foods when it was located there...we used to swear that the place was built on an old Indian burial ground because it was cursed. That place is where business go to die. But good luck to 'em all and I hope they succeed. 

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