The Lab is an anti-mall. It used to be a night vision goggle factory and now there are boutiques inside Airstreams, and restaurants, and well, it can’t be avoided since the bills have to be paid, some franchise clothing stores. Most people in the OC probably don’t realize LAB stands for “Little American Business”. This tidbit of information was available to me outside the bathroom walls. I love it, though, it’s a place I’d go for coffee and sit outside with a book, not to mention get some shopping done. Since I want to retire with an Airstream or a VW bus, the stores here are perfect for me.