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The LAB Anti-Mall

2930 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Costa Mesa | 714-966-6660
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  • Calendar:
    There’s a nice little tradition of dropping bands into the Lab, but this summer the SOBECA Summer Sounds Series is going for broke. The weekend’s kickoff event pairs two stages...
  • Calendar:
    Only in Southern California can we have Christmas movie outdoor screenings and not think twice about it. Costa Mesa's hipster retail mecca The LAB hosts Frosty Flicks, a weekly showing of...
  • Music:
    It's a chilly day at the Lab, Costa Mesa's über-hip "anti-mall." It's the kind of place where people spend $30 on cotton T-shirts emblazoned with line drawings of birds. Amid...
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    Parker Macy is all over the place in the best possible way. When he's not shredding in Pistolero, he's a solo artist who plays the blues. And as if that weren't enough, he's opening a vinyl...
  • Heard Mentality: OC Music Awards
    That's right, tonight is the fourth night of the OC Music Awards showcase, and local bands are competing to move forward in the Best Live Acoustic Act. The Orange Effect, Brothers of the...
  • Music:
    In many ways, Drums and Color are no different from other aspiring bands who transition from their parents’ garage onto the local stage. Except these Huntington Beach natives plan to...

Business Description

The LAB, recycled from a night vision goggle factory, began its journey to combat retail monotony almost 20 years ago. In the midst of Orange County’s suburbia and perfectly planted palm trees, we recognized a need for a homey, indoor-outdoor hang out with shops and restaurants geared for the young at heart, and not offered in every mall on every corner. The “LAB” stands for “Little American Business” and that’s what we are, and what we continue to support.

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