Escondido, CA


Spiritivity Paint & Sip Studio is celebrating one year in business.

Spiritivity Paint & Sip Studio is celebrating one year in business.

Minding Your Business is a regular column highlighting the activities of local businesses in Escondido. We like to think that your business is OUR business. We welcome press releases about activities of your business, such as moving, adding new personnel, selling or buying. We also respond favorably to requests for us to feature your business.

Spiritivity Paint & Sip Studio celebrates one year Anniversary

Locally owned Spiritivity A “You-nique” Paint & Sip Studio is celebrating its one year anniversary. Located on the corner of Broadway and Grand Avenue in the heart of historic Escondido, owner Cheri Kuptz feels grateful to be part of the local community.

She told the Times-Advocate, “In the one year since opening, the Paint & Sip Studio has become one of San Diego’s trend setting venues. With it’s cool urban vibe, floor to ceiling brick walls and retro wine and beer bar, you are sure to have a great time. Each participant easily experiences a fun, safe and joyful environ­ment while enjoying the opportunity to let your creative talents evolve through the expressive art of painting.”

Sunny Side Kitchen

On Monday it was 106 degrees outside and Sunny Side Kitchen on Orange Avenue near Second Avenue was serving cold brewed coffee. At Sunny Side they make it using the same single source organic beans that they use for their pour-over coffees. But cold brew is smoother with less acidity. It’s strong though!

They also cold brew a number of teas, including a Black tea, a Mango Green tea and a Blood Orange herbal tea. Plus they hand make every lemonade to order (yep, they take a lemon and smash it up with sugar for each drink). Combine the black tea with a lemonade and you have yourself one of the best Arnold Palmers around!

They also have cold sandwiches. Their Turkey Bacon Club uses their Bread & Cie sourdough, Turkey that they oven roast on the premises. According to the owners Kate & Bob Carpenter, “It includes the best bacon you’ll find anywhere, sliced fresh tomatoes and we give you a side of our Sunshine Sauce (honey, mus­tard and mayo).” Sounds like a cool idea for a hot day!

Lexington development

KB Homes, developer Eric Johnson, has submitted the final map, improvement plans and grading plans for staff review and approval for the Lexington develop­ment, a 40-unit, single-family development at the northeastern corner of Lehner Avenue and Vista Avenue. Escondido city engineering staff is working with the applicant to address storm drain issues. The grading and building permits for the model homes on the eastern side of Ash Street have been issued.

EDCO to observe July 4 holiday

In observance of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday on Monday, July 4, , EDCO will not be performing any residential collection services and customer service offices will be closed. As a result, residential collection will be delayed all week following the holiday in Coronado, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Impe­rial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Poway, Ramona, San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista and the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. This includes Fallbrook Waste & Recycling Services.

Waste and recycling collection services for commercial businesses will be un­affected by the holiday and will be provided on the regularly scheduled service day. EDCO’s Buyback Centers and public disposal sites will also be open but, Buyback Centers only will close early at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4th.

EDCO is family-owned and locally operated and provides waste and recycling services throughout San Diego County. For more information regarding EDCO visit their website at

New sipping spot in town

Sip Wine and Beer, a new establishment in downtown Escondido, held its grand opening this Saturday, June 18. Located at 129-131 S. Orange Street, Sip Wine and Beer is a wine and beer tasting room and retail store showcasing a variety of local and non-local wines.

On their website owners Jeremy and Cassandra Schaeg wrote “Our love of quality wine, and our desire to share horticulture knowledge became the building blocks of Sip Wine and Beer LLC.”

After laying roots in Escondido, Jeremy and Cassandra Schaeg opened Sip Wine and Beer to join Escondido’s efforts to revitalize Downtown’s Historical Grand Avenue.

More information is available at Community development and involvement, Sip Wine and Beer is a wine tasting room and retail store showcasing a variety of wines local and abroad.

The concept of the store is to Sip, Buy and Share by bringing residents to­gether to SIP their unique selection of wine and beer, encourage customers to BUY from the retail store and SHARE knowledge with novice wine enthusiasts through events and education.

Escondido Research and Technology Center – West

Escondido Research and Technology Center is a 144,000 sq. ft. development involving two medical office buildings proposed on the west side of Citracado Parkway across from Palomar Medical Center located at 2097 – 2175 Citracado Parkway. A grading permit has been issued by the Engineering Division of the City and the Planning Division have approved the building plans. A fee defer­ral agreement has been signed and the building permit is ready to issue when requested. A tentative parcel map (TPM) for office condominiums is in process to allow the sale of individual office suites to medical providers. Conditions of approval for the TPM are being finalized and approval is expected soon.

Demolition begins

Demolition is scheduled to begin this week to erase the existing structure to make room for Centerpointe 78 Commercial (Developer: Lars Andersen, Pacific Development) – This project is a 45,650 sq. ft. supermarket and restaurant located at 925 N. Broadway. The project was approved by the City Council last Decem­ber. The developer’s submittal of grading and building plans is expected soon.

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