Heart’ of town nearly full in San Marcos after slow growthby Stephanie StangNovember 14, 20190189SAN MARCOS — The city of San Marcos continues to see record growth especially in one development that is nearing completion. The community of San Elijo Hills is blossoming, especially around the heart of its community known as the San Elijo Town Center.Two new restaurants will be opening in the next couple of months and next year construction will begin to offer a variety of office spaces. One restaurant will offer Spanish cuisine inspired from Barcelona while another will feature traditional American food with recipes from Colorado. The restaurateurs are looking to provide more upscale, finer cuisine compared to the casual dining currently offered on the town square according to Duncan Budinger, director of retail development from Ambient Communities.“It will have a completely different cuisine and will be a completely different experience too,” he said. “This is going to be date night. You are going to take your wife or significant other. You can sit on the patio.”Plus, more options for small retail businesses will be coming soon too when construction begins on a lot owned by Ambient adjacent to the square. Some of the options for the space include a fitness center, veterinary office, cryotherapy and physical therapy.
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a community-wide yard sale! All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event! The yard sale will be held on Saturday, 9/21/19 from 7 AM-11 AM. Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating. Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8 PM the night before (Friday 9/20/19) so long as it is removed promptly after the event. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email email@example.com.
Prost!! It’s finally here……join us for our most popular event of the year! Come celebrate Oktoberfest with your neighbors on Sunday, October 13th from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park! We will be celebrating German traditions through food! Bratwurst, hot links, hot dogs, veggie dogs, potato salad, Caesar salad, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, and apple strudel will be served. Beverages will include ice water, lemonade, iced tea, and root beer floats! For all residents 21 and over, a beer garden will also be available. If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. A lively DJ will be playing some German music mixed in with some modern, family-fun hits that will be sure to get you on your feet and dancing! Carnival games will be sure to entertain our young residents! We will also have face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, a rock-climbing wall, inflatables, photo booth, tubs of fun ride, elephant aviation ride, 25’ gondola Ferris wheel, zombie maze craze 90’ mega obstacle course, and much, much more!
Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. If your teens or kids come on their own, please remind them to bring identification. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. No guests will be permitted. No pets are permitted.
Please remember to trim any trees growing over the sidewalks or dropping seeds or leaves. They can create unsafe conditions for people and pets (poor little puppy paws!). We appreciate your efforts in keeping the sidewalks and streets looking great!
Please pick up after your pets and remind your children to do so as well if they are responsible for the dog-walking duties. Pet waste is probably the #1 complaint amongst our residents so please be diligent and keep San Elijo Hills looking and smelling beautiful!
Trails Cleanup Day-CANCELLED
Our trails cleanup event as part of the California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) has been canceled at the San Elijo Hills location. Please go to their website www.creektobay.org if you are interested in participating in another location. We apologize for the inconvenience.
San Elijo Hills October Board of Directors Meeting
The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).
Fall Family Festival
Free for San Elijo Hills Families and Friends to enjoy. September 21st. Fun family games, face painting, music, prizes & more at San Elijo Hills Town Center Park. Visit http://ambientcommunities.com/family-fall-festival/ for more information, and to register for the opportunity to win a $500 Gift Card at the event!
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NEWS from The Lost Abbey-Some of you have heard the news. The Lost Abbey has signed a lease on the former Stoked Café space with the intention of operating a satellite tasting room and events space. As residents of Old Creek Ranch, we love the community of San Elijo and can’t believe this space has become available.
The Lost Abbey was co-founded by my husband and his partners back in 2006. For some of you, this may be the first time that you have heard of us and if so, we are excited about the chance to meet and catch up over a beer or two.
We’re a little brewery with a big reputation but we pride ourselves on being great partners both here with our locals in San Marcos as well as our neighbors to the West (Cardiff by the Sea) where we operate another satellite tasting room called “The Confessional.”
As we’re currently in the planning phases, we don’t have a ton of details to share with you. But we wanted to make sure that we opened up an avenue for communication. If you have any questions, concerns or just want to say heck yeah can’t wait for you to open, we’d love to hear from you. Maureen Callahan Arthur
Let’s Party!!!! TONIGHT August 23rd 2019 in the Town Square Park! Dance along to the music with our awesome DJ & dancers while taking in the light show. Our own “Club” SEH! Watch yourself or your friends on the live screen on our 1st ever 8×14 foot LED wall! If you want to send a shout out on the live screen during the event, a signup sheet will be available, so stay tuned as the event approaches. Want to show off your dance skills or showcase your Fortnite Dances? This is your chance! This year we will have an official dance competition on our giant stage and catwalk! If you are interested in participating, make sure to come and sign up early. Space will be limited. Just come to the party? We will have interactive games (for all ages!), contests, tons of prizes, and more surprises! The party begins on August 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and goes approximately 9:30 p.m. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email@example.com
Movie in the Town Square & Pre-Show Activities-TONIGHT 7/19/19
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Warner Brother’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (rated PG) tonight!
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be shown on Friday, July 19th at the Town Square Park in the town center. Pre-show activities will begin at 6:00 PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:30 PM). The screen will be located in the northeast corner of the park. Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating! If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! Rock the Block Party & Dance Competition
Let’s Party!!!! Join us August 23rd in the Town Square Park! Dance along to the music with our awesome DJ & dancers while taking in the light show. Our own “Club” SEH! Watch yourself or your friends on the live screen on our 1st ever 8×14 foot LED wall! If you want to send a shout out on the live screen during the event, a signup sheet will be available, so stay tuned as the event approaches. Want to show off your dance skills or showcase your Fortnite Dances? This is your chance! This year we will have an official dance competition on our giant stage and catwalk! If you are interested in participating, make sure to come and sign up early. Space will be limited. Just come to the party? We will have interactive games (for all ages!), contests, tons of prizes, and more surprises! The party begins on August 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and goes approximately 9:30 p.m. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email@example.com.
Northbound Elfin Forest Road to close beginning April 1 for storm drain improvements
Beginning Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 12, all northbound lanes along Elfin Forest Road between N. San Elijo Road and S. San Elijo Road are scheduled to close to accommodate the installation of a new storm drain system.
Working hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Crews expect to complete the majority of the work during San Marcos Unified School District’s spring break to minimize traffic impacts to the surrounding schools. Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather and unforeseen construction obstructions.
Standard traffic control measures with advanced warning signs and pedestrian detours will be in place. Residents and motorists should be advised that vehicular detours will require drivers to use Stephanie Court. Traffic signals will be synchronized to allow more time for detoured traffic to cross through the intersection at Stephanie Court.
Associated with the San Elijo Town Center Phase II East project, these improvements are funded as a private development project through Ambient Communities.
For more information, contact the developer’s construction manager Randy Valles with Centre Builders at (714) 906-1135.
EVERBOWL TO OPEN 15TH LOCATION THIS FRIDAY IN SAN ELIJO HILLS
Everbowl is a rapidly expanding new option in San Diego’s fast-casual, healthy food scene featuring a streamlined counter-service menu of build-your-own acai and other “craft superfood” bowls and smoothies. Everbowl is currently in the midst of a massive SoCal expansion. Each Everbowl location features a menu of “build your own” acai and other superfood based “bowls,” with unlimited toppings of fresh fruit and healthy “add ins.” They will be opening the doors to their fifteenth location this Friday.
Everbowl San Elijo Hills will be part of the long-awaited San Elijo Town Center, a five-acre retail and residential hub, along with fitness studios, restaurants and retailers including CycleBar, Starbuck’s and Lourdes Mexican. On opening day, Everbowl will be passing out samples of their popular bowls, while supplies last.
Each Everbowl location offers a focused quick-serve menu of “craft superfoods” – fresh fruit-laden, layered parfaits that allow the consumer to choose from one of four superfood base options: acai, pitaya, graviola or acerola. Customers can choose the liquid which is blended into the base and select from an extensive list of fruit toppings to create a custom bowl with healthy “super stuff” add-ins such as spirulina and bee pollen. Each bowl is priced at $8, and includes unlimited ingredients. They also offer smoothies, as well as a focused menu of grab-and-go salads.