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Top 2012 Headlines - Business Edition

The re-opening of Salon Meritage, the arrival of In-n-Out, and the 'temporary' closure of the Bay Theatre all marked 2012.

Top 2012 Headlines - Business Edition

With the end of the world over, and the end of the year coming soon, it’s time to look back.

Here's what happened in 2012 in Rossmoor, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach business news:

THE YEAR IN BUSINESS

-- Salon Meritage, the site of the deadliest shooting in Orange County history, was demolished in March, and renovated for a November  

--The Bay Theatre closed ‘temporarily’ in August, and has yet to reopen. It remains to be seen if the iconic theater will reopen.

-- A number of businesses joined Seal Beach this year, including

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  • Denny’s and In-n-Out.
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-- Minnesota-based Home Savings of America -- which had a branch in Seal Beach -- went down in February.  The closure caused a number of unclaimed checks to pile up for hundreds of locals”

In 2012, other businesses expanded -- Crème Café got the ok to grow into the building next-door -- while some businesses moved:

  • Sno-biggie blew from Seal Beach to Los al.
  • Tankfarm rolled from Los Al to Seal Beach.
  • And Left of the Dial spun from Seal Beach to Los Alamitos to Santa Ana

--Fresh and Easy opened in Seal Beach in March, but in December 

--In November, Boeing announced it would sell two of Seal Beach-based buildings. However, officials said there wouldn't be any layoffs.

As with all end of the year summaries, we’re sure we probably missed a couple things.

Please tell us if we missed any major business local business news.  

Coming up sometime this week: The Year in Crime, Government, Traffic and Schools.

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