A true downtown provides a sense of community and celebrates its residents and businesses. Brea Downtown is proud to serve the greater Orange County and Riverside region as a gathering place for variety of fun, family-friendly, free events throughout the year.
What is a Bruxië? It's a gourmet waffle sandwich that begins with a light, airy, yeasty and crispy Beligan waffle, and is filled with sweet or savory delights!
The name “Bruxië” is made by combining three ingredients: the “Brux” comes from the French spelling of Brussels, which is "Bruxelles." The “ie” comes from the word "Belgie," a Flemish term for a Belgian and also used as a slang term for a waffle! The result? Mmmmm, Mmmmm, good. By the way, the colors of the three dots represent the colors of the Belgium flag!»Read more
If it weren’t for her brother, classically trained pastry chef Diane Yoon might have ended up working at a swanky bakery in New York. As it turns out, Robert Yoon was interested in opening a business and convinced his sister that Brea needed a pastry shop. Shortly thereafter, Merely Sweets was born.»Read more
38-Foot Radial-Shaped Sign Made Possible with New Technology
Brea, CA – (September 19, 2011) – Brea Downtown, a premier north Orange County retail, dining and entertainment center, has officially gone LIVE with a new 38-foot-long, high-motion, dynamic digital display sign just installed at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Wrapping itself half way around the restaurant, the new high-tech sign faces the highly trafficked Brea Boulevard and Imperial Highway and is a sparkling addition to an already jumping Brea hotspot.»Read more
Brea, CA – (October 14, 2011) – Brea Downtown, a premier north Orange County retail, dining and entertainment destination, has good news for the local economy. They are hiring! Over the last six months, an influx of new businesses and a steady increase in foot traffic has prompted the creation of nearly 500 new jobs, and there are more jobs on the horizon.»Read more
In a move to redevelop its downtown, Brea gussied up the area around Birch Street
and Brea Boulevard in the late 1990s. Today it’s still going strong, anchored by a pair
of movie theaters, and a few chain restaurants and stores. Look beyond Old Navy
and Yard House to find some indie gems, including appealing shops that opened in
the past year. Visit Tuesday evenings, and enjoy a farmers market, too.—Robin Jones
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