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.
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
This plan/brochure indicates preliminary leasing concepts and tenants only and is subject to change. The brochure calls out some potential tenants.
DESCRIPTION: “Centrally located in the community of San Elijo Hills, the project is situated along the highly traveled thoroughfare, San Elijo Road with an average daily traffic count of approximately 22,500 cars per day, growing to approximately 32,000 cars per day by 2020. Retail, service and restaurant spaces available from 1,034 – 6,600 square feet in Phase I and up to 7,700 square feet in Phase II. “
Sidewalk Saturday in the Square – Nov. 7, 10AM-2PM
Join us for Sidewalk Saturday in the town square on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10am-2pm. This is your chance to meet 50+ local area businesses & get a kick-start on your holiday shopping right in the town square around the fountain area. There will be fun music, food trucks and the opportunity to connect with several of our most active community groups. Also, don’t miss out on the Community Art Project which will be set up near the holiday tree. You and your entire family will want to contribute to this masterpiece. Stop by and show your support of all things local at this very special community building event!
NEW Orientation Sessions scheduled for June 21st at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Hometown Realty. Seating is limited. RSVP today.
Construction is ahead of schedule for opening in September!
Following the several orientation sessions held so far, enrollment is growing steadily and classes are filling at Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten, a private Early Education Program opening in San Elijo Hills in September 2012. Established in 1990, San Elijo Hills will be the school’s third campus, joining two other locations in South Orange County.
A year-round PreSchool and Kindergarten program, ages 18 months through Kindergarten
Eight individual classrooms surrounding a large multi-purpose room, a kitchen/staff area and two beautiful outside play areas
Accredited by theNationalAcademyfor the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction earned by only 8 percent of preschools nationwide
Teachers have a bachelor’s degree and/or a California Department of Education teaching permit
“Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten is focused on ‘kindergarten readiness’ – developing the physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills children need to succeed in school” shares owner/educator/director Lynda Way.
Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten is holding Orientation sessions monthly to acquaint parents with the philosophy and curriculum of the school. The next sessions are scheduled for June 21st at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., at Hometown Realty. For more information and to make a reservation email
It is anticipated that the first building of the Albertsons wrap stores should be complete in late June early July of 2009. Each additional building (there are 3 total) follows about every 3 weeks. Of course, this is an estimate but the progress looks like they should be on time. The news on occupants is not firmed up at this point and is fluid given the economy…we will keep you posted as we learn more.