Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson picked GardenWalk to debut the first of 10 restaurants bearing his name.
And Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
, which Saturday will be the first business to open at GardenWalk, has wanted to be in Anaheim for about seven years.
A few other restaurants will trickle in this year and early next year, but May 17, 2008, is the grand opening for GardenWalk, a three-level lushly landscaped outdoor mall. With 440,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment, GardenWalk is roughly half the size of The District at Tustin Legacy, which opened this spring, but larger than Downtown Disney.