All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Business' (17)

La Mesa Business

Crews Put Finishing Touches On 'Gingham' Overnight

LA MESA -- Cleaning crews worked through the night Sunday putting the finishing touches on La Mesa's newest and much-anticipated business.

Gingham, the newest restaurant from one of San Diego County's creative new restaurant groups,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Development

The PBID Goes To Church

LA MESA -- Sunday may be a day of rest, but not for the supporters and opponents of the Property Based Improvement District in the La Mesa Village.

PBID supporters, including La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, met for more than an hour with the First Methodist Church to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Way We Were

A Year Of Struggles And Triumphs

LA MESA -- A review of the year 2011, believe it or not, reveals as much good or hopeful news as bad for the Jewel of the Hills.

While the U.S. economy continued a slow mend, new business and investment were quietly occurring even…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

New Wedding, Event Shop Blooms In Downtown

LA MESA -- One of the great elements of downtown La Mesa is its ability to give even small, start up businesses a chance to bloom.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 30, 2011 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

Businesses Closing

Jitters, Blockbuster Calling It Quits In Downtown

DOWNTOWN LA MESA -- Through more than two decades of change in the coffee business, somehow Jitters, a shop that changed very…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Chamber Mixer

Visiting A Hidden Jewel: Anthony's Fish Grotto

LA MESA -- Every few weeks members of La Mesa's Chamber of Commerce gather at one of the member locations for some food, drinks and networking.

Wednesday's meeting was held at Anthony's Fish Grotto. For long time La Mesans, this restaurant…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

An Outpost Of Progress

A Touch Of Tuscany Comes To Lake Murray

LAKE MURRAY -- It is not just the four foot outdoor flames that make the Vine Cottage on Lake Murray Boulevard stand out.

There's stone work and artful carpentry and, for the wine obsessed, the kind of vintage selections not usually…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Redevelopment

PBID Committee Sets First Agenda

LA MESA – The committee studying the possibility of establishing a Property Based Improvement District in downtown La Mesa has been formed and is beginning to publicize its meetings and agendas.

The committee is planning its first formal meeting Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the La Mesa Police…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 4, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Chamber Casino Royale Event

 

 

'Casino Party' Celebrates Chamber, La Mesa Heroes

MISSION VALLEY – Much of La Mesa moved 12 miles west Thursday night as the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce held its annual anniversary celebration and fundraiser at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 24, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Property-Based Improvement District

Committee Chooses Lynn McCrea To Head Effort

LA MESA – The Steering Committee analyzing the possibility of establishing a property-based improvement district in downtown La Mesa held an organizational meeting Monday night and selected property owner Lynn McCrea as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

New Shops Opening Even In Tough Times

LA MESA – There is a truism in small business development that says recession offers a new business an opportunity; the first few quarters of any new business are difficult so why not get them out of the way when more established…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Miss La Mesa Seeks Contestants for 2011 Pageant

On Friday, March 4, 2011 the city of La Mesa will hold one of their most grand traditions, the Miss La Mesa and Miss Teen La Mesa Pageants. Pageant organizers are currently seeking outgoing women ages 13-26 to participate in a program that has been a tradition in the cities since the late 1960’s and is an outstanding mentoring program for young women. The pageants are sponsored by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and focus on community service. There is no swimsuit competition and there is no… Continue

Added by Alexandra Stathoulis Kuty on January 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Center Drive



Second Location For Trolley Stop Deli



CENTER DRIVE -- The many fans of the Trolley Stop Deli on La Mesa Boulevard have reason to celebrate. The La Mesa establishment is expanding, leasing a second location on Center Drive, which will open on Sundays.

Gary…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

City Councils unanimously fails the rights of business

Today, the City Council of La Mesa took a step backwards in favoring animal rights over human and business rights. The 5-0 vote to move forward the issue of approving an ordinance to ban pet stores from selling puppy mill dogs in favor of only selling shelter dogs (let me know of any retail store doing this anywhere in the US) is now being sent to publicy paid staff to spend time investigating the issue. This all in the name of "protecting us" from the big bad puppy mills. The public spoke…

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Added by David Smyle on December 15, 2010 at 12:53am — 14 Comments

Will Google Kill La Mesa's Bookstores?

LA MESA – The latest wave in the on-going communications revolution occurred quietly this week. Google, the computing giant, entered the electronic book market.

It got me worried about La Mesa’s bookstores.

Of all the merchants who make a living offering us goods and services, it has always seemed to me that booksellers hold a special place. Along with the public library, stores like Maxwell’s House of Books, Readers Inc., and the Yellow Book Road, seemed to serve a public… Continue

Added by Chris Lavin on December 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Holiday Warms With Downtown Festival, Helix Caroling

LA MESA – So far the holiday season has been dominated by early sales and school events, but La Mesa is about to shift gears a bit with some of the classic holiday events just starting.

This Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Village Merchants’ Association will host what has become one of the city’s iconic annual events – Christmas In the Village. The event description – La Mesa Boulevard is blocked off and the street filled with vendors, food and… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on December 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Cosmos Coffee Cafe Changing Hands

LA MESA -- Cosmos Coffee Cafe, since 2004 a central gathering place for La Mesans young and old, is changing hands. Patrick Hoz and Paul Johnson, the two local entrepreneurs who quickly turned the shop into a center for coffee, talk and art, are selling the business and moving on to other ventures. "This was always our plan,'' Johnson said this morning. "We'd build it and sell it. It's time to reinvent ourselves again.''

The new owner, San… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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