June 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1978, the Los Angeles Times reported that Seal Beach had presented its City Beautification Award to the newly remodeled Seal Beach Mall, located at 311 Main Street. Architect Richard Grossgold had designed the renovation for developers Thomas E. Hyams and Richard Doyle.

It had previously an industrial building and home to various tenants over the years, such as California Artists, a greeting cards publisher, the Seal Beach post office, an electronics manufacturer named Trans Com West, a ticket sales call center, and even a gymnastics school. After the remodel, the Seal Beach Mall offered sixteen shops in a 12,000 square foot space and is still in business today over forty years later.

– Michael Dobkins

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