In 1993 my Dad showed me an article in the #LATimes about this “anti-mall” that was opening in Costa Mesa. It sounded so uber kool- I was determined to work there! I mean, where else would a rebellious #grunge girl want to work?? In January 1994 I got hired by Shaheen & Linda, the owners & founders- and worked for 6 months for their LAB store & art gallery. Then, I got pulled into their other business and was the “jack of all trades” for their Tower Clothing business, think #TowerRecords. I had THE best job- running to #Vegas for Magic & San Diego for #ASR, working with the amazing #LAB tenants, sales reps, designers, accountants, the warehouse. Working for them, and at The LAB, was truly one of the highlights of my 20’s. And I love Shaheen & Linda like family.
And tonight- many of us OG Labsters gathered for 25 years of Anti-Mall-ism. What a night! Hanging with people I still love and adore- many of which I hadn’t seen in ages. And so so many more not there- that need to be next time.
We were a part of something amazing back then, and it felt good to be back at our old stomping ground. Love you guys! Cheers!! ••
#antimall #thelabantimall #the90s #25years #costamesa