Forgotten Barrel Winery: Ready when things reopen

The Forgotten Barrel Winery, the only winery located within the city limits of Escondido, has changed a lot since when it first opened in the summer of 2017. Because of the pandemic it can’t yet hold wine tastings for the public, but once the world reopens again, it will be ready! I dropped by last week at the invitation of […]

Mr. Jelly Bear, a passion for food and helping others

“I have a passion for jelly, more so for food,” Matthew Weathersby, proprietor of the Jelly Bear Jelly Co. in Escondido told me. He might as well say he also has a passion for helping other people. Take the giant peanut butter and jelly sandwich that in 2014 Weathersby helped create  with students of  Coach Denny Snyder’s Escondido Charter High […]

On-Board Gaming: Where everybody knows your name

Want to play big board games, or roll-playing tactical games, but don’t have room in your home?  On-Board Gaming in Escondido has the room. And the equipment. And the know-how to set you up—even if you are a newbie. Their motto is, “Everything that you need to game your heart out.” They are located at 316 W Mission Ave Suite […]

6th annual North County Business Expo a success, say organizers

The theme of the 6th Annual North County Business Expo, Wednesday, January 27 was “Four Pillar of Success for 2021” The event used Connections and Visibility to bring together North County business and nonprofit professional online during COVID-19 restrictions, pivoting to a virtual Business Expo. For four years a group of volunteers have been organizing a business expo to bring […]

Lifting of stay-at-home order allows Westfield Malls to reopen

Following the announcement last week that the California stay-at-home order has been lifted allowing outdoor dining, salons and outdoor fitness / gyms to re-open, the Westfield malls are announcing the reopening of many businesses. The malls include Westfield UTC, Mission Valley, North County, and Plaza Bonita.  With enhanced protocols in place focused on the health, safety, and convenience of all […]

Escondido multifamily property sold for $3.395M

Colliers International San Diego Region this week announced the sale of a 15-unit multifamily property in Escondido for $3,395,000. The total 9,472-square foot building is comprised of all one-bedroom and one-bathroom units.  Peter Scepanovic and Corey McHenry of Colliers International San Diego Region’s Multi-Family Advisory Team represented the buyer, Hama Investments, LLC. Ray Adams of Cushman & Wakefield represented the […]

The Manzanita Roasting Co.: They know beans

You might call the story of the Manzanita Roasting Co. a romance. Girl from San Diego wine growing family meets chef/ sommelier from Canada. They fall in love; together they start a high-end coffee roasting company. And, of course, brew happily ever after.  The company is owned by Samantha and Weston Nawrocki and operates at the floor level of The […]

Local expert shares hair care tips during salon shut-downs

We all know how long the pandemic-related salon shutdowns have been going on.  They’re measured by the state of our hairstyle.  “No one knows the time elapsed between haircuts more than people who are used to regularly going to their hair stylist,” said Cindy Adra, former Valley Center resident and founder of The HairShare,, continuing education for the hair […]

Spotlight on business: Seven – A Signature Salon

You know when you walk in somewhere and you automatically feel like you are home? That is how Seven – A Signature Salon feels. From the employee checking you in for your salon service, to the stylist that is about to make you look and feel amazing, a sense of warmth comes over you as your experience begins.  This salon […]

Escondido’s Garden View Apartments sold for $14.45M

Colliers International San Diego Region this week announced the sale of the Garden View Apartments, a 56-unit multifamily property in Escondido for $14,450,000.  Peter Scepanovic and Corey McHenry of Colliers International San Diego Region’s Multi-Family Advisory Team represented the undisclosed seller. Wonder Dog Realty represented the undisclosed buyer.  The Garden View Apartments are located at 250 Rose Street, Escondido, CA. […]

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