Crossroads announces three new dining additions

Crossroads announces three new dining additions

The longtime neighborhood center in recent years has transformed into a bustling hub for the Irvine community

IRVINE, Calif. – (September 6, 2016) – Crossroads, one of Irvine Company’s oldest retail centers, has revamped itself with another wave of new dining concepts.

The three new restaurants join other notable recent openings at Crossroads. Since opening its first Orange County location in 2013, Urban Plates has drawn lines of eager diners wrapping around the length of the restaurant. Fast-forward three years and the scene hasn’t changed much for the popular, modern cafeteria-style eatery specializing in scratch-made salads, hot plates and desserts.

“Urban Plates has been such an incredible success story and is really what ushered in a new era for Crossroads,” said Easther Liu, chief marketing officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “When they first opened, they had lines out of the door by 11:30 a.m. and today, it’s still the same case.”

The successful launch of Urban Plates was soon followed by the opening of Creamistry, Orange County’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream concept that has since grown to become one of the fastest-growing ice cream shops in the country with more than 20 locations in California, Arizona, Texas – and counting. Capital Noodle Bar, the hip and modern offshoot from the upscale chain that is Capital Seafood Restaurant, also opened its first Orange County outpost at Crossroads.

“We are really proud that our neighborhood centers attract such first-rate, first-to-market concepts,” said Liu. “It really demonstrates how influential and trendsetting our communities are.”

Other recent openings include Cookie Connection, DonerG Turkish & Mediterranean Grill, Barefoot Bowls, Love & Lace Bridal Boutique, Amazing Lash and more.

Crossroads is at the corner of Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway.


About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 40 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Hello Kitty Café Pop Up Container, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, American Tea Room, Sushi Roku, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Mendocino Farms, Nespresso, Urban Decay, NIKE and more. For more information, please visit