What that will ultimately look like is a
big question. But the investment in a landmark business is a healthy
sign that outsiders see Orange County and, more broadly, Southern
California as a market that is healing and worth betting on.
are plenty of weaknesses to contend with, and unemployment is still
twice what it was two decades ago. But I’m liking what I see, and who
knows? By the end of summer, it may indeed be full of love affairs.