One of the great shopping attractions of Costa Mesa, the Lab Anti-Mall has amazing shops and an even better atmosphere. Established in 1993 The LAB was recycled from a night vision goggle factory and 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.
Aside from having mostly small businesses within the mall they have great options for restaurants and places to just sit around and talk with your friends. They also host a variety of events such as student film viewing and art exhibits. Definitely a place to come and see for yourself if you haven’t had the pleasure to already!
You can find more about the Lab at their website: http://thelab.com/