May 3rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1974, the much-missed Shore Village opened on Seal Beach Boulevard. 

May_2_1974_Shore_Village_Grand_Opening-3A local shopping mecca for years, the mall’s initial shops included The Shore Shop, Kid’s Korner, The Bread Board Gourmet Deli, the Ye Olde Ice Cream Parlour, Village Shoes, and J. H. Interior Metal.

– Michael Dobkins

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2 Responses to May 3rd in Seal Beach History

  1. Traci says:

    Do you have old pictures of The Shore Village? I used to live on 17th, right around the corner from 1970-75. I was just thinking about The Shore Shop and how great it was, but I also remember each of the other shops vividly.
    Would love to see pics if you have any to share!


    • Michael Dobkins says:

      Sorry, Tracy. I don’t have anything but the newspaper ad for the grand opening. There are lot of place in Seal Beach that weren’t document photographically: Vinzant’s Variety, John’s Food King, Grandma’s Ice Cream, etc. It’s one of my long term frustration with this project.

      – Michael Dobkins


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