OUR HISTORY

Not everyone knows this, but The LAB stands for “Little American Business” and that’s exactly who we are and what we strive to support.

The LAB began its journey to combat retail monotony when it was recycled from a night-vision goggle factory, more than 20 years ago!

In the midst of Orange County’s suburbia, we recognized a need for an original, indoor-outdoor unconventional hang-out packed with a wide array of cafes, restaurants and retail that embraced a vibrant community of lovers in art, music, fashion and hip cuisine.

You'll find us located about a half a mile south of the 405 Freeway on Bristol Street in Costa Mesa, California. A quick look at our website will give you the inside scoop on happenings and special events including live music, maker markets and artist installations.

Welcome to The LAB.