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A retro-future corner of Anaheim

A retro-future corner of Anaheim

Wearing round glasses, a buttoned vest and blue wingtip oxfords, Shaheen Sadeghi can't walk down Anaheim's Center Street Promenade without being greeted by every shop owner on this three-block stretch of newly opened restaurants and boutiques. He's the developer who transformed what was once a row of lackluster office buildings into his vision of retro-American retail opportunity, complete with all the telltales of new urbanism: baroque logos, penny tiles, wainscoting and Rockwellian facades. He calls the aesthetic "hip blue-collar worker."

Among the mix of stores is a haberdashery, yoga studio, raw-food cafe and a barber that plans to serve beer (it's called Barbeer)...