To say that Anton Segerstrom’s life is intertwined with South Coast Plaza is an understatement. At the age of 9 in 1966, he was one of three people — his brother Toren and cousin Ted were the other two — who cut the ribbon for the original May Co. store, which marked the Segerstroms’ retail debut. A year later, his ribbon-cutting skills were put to the test again to initiate South Coast Plaza and its first 70 stores.
“As a youngster, it was sort of hard to comprehend what it was all about. Recall that Orange County was an agrarian community back then and it wasn’t developed. There weren’t a lot of things you could do. It was bucolic. Going to a movie in a theater was a big event. There was very little else going on,” recounted Segerstrom, a current partner in South Coast Plaza owner C.J. Segerstrom & Sons. “That was kind of the beginning of my involvement in the business.
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