Business Spotlight

  • Chim Chim Cheree: Meet Master Sweep Steve Carter and his crew

    Chim Chim Cheree: Meet Master Sweep Steve Carter and his crew

    Carter is founder of Chimney Sweeps, Inc. He started the company in 1985, and is based in Lakeside, although the company services chimneys across the county, including La Jolla.

  • Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    Unique gifts abound at Handcrafted

    As if moving to a new country wasn't a big enough undertaking, Tomoko Sakurai took over ownership of a unique Solana Beach business just a month after. The Japan native, who moved to Solana Beach last June, purchased the Handcrafted store in the South Cedros Avenue Design District in July from...

  • Solana Beach asset management firm helps clients achieve financial goals

    Solana Beach asset management firm helps clients achieve financial goals

    Russell Hall founded Hall Private Wealth Advisors after working for more than 25 years in the financial services industry with well-known firms such as PaineWebber (now part of UBS) and Morgan Stanley. He served as a senior vice president, senior portfolio manager and corporate client group direct

  • Season your holiday 'The Spice Way'

    Season your holiday 'The Spice Way'

    Take the stress out of holiday cooking by visiting The Spice Way. The store, located in Encinitas at 260B El Camino Real, offers hundreds of spices, blends and loose teas — each grown, dried and hand-blended by Spice Way employees — to help even the newest chef get a grasp on his or her own kitchen....

  • Rancho Santa Fe Food Co. passionate about food, friendliness

    Rancho Santa Fe Food Co. passionate about food, friendliness

    At the Rancho Santa Fe Food Company, it's all about the food. In a social media age where restaurants often emphasize a food's presentation — sometimes over the quality of the taste — officials with the year-old Rancho Santa Fe Food Company say they do not compromise their dishes to gain extra...

  • Popular Muttropolis helps keep pets happy, healthy

    Popular Muttropolis helps keep pets happy, healthy

    For 14 years Solana Beach’s Muttropolis, the sweet Cedros store with a front lawn and a white picket fence, has been the ultimate destination for people who love their pets, offering the best quality products, both fun and functional. In addition to all-natural foods and treats, Muttroplis offers...

  • Fleet Feet gets moving in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Fleet Feet gets moving in Pacific Highlands Ranch

    Local runners could hardly wait for the new Fleet Feet in The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch to officially open its doors. On Friday, Sept. 2, owners Kevin Lachenmyer and his father Todd let customers in early who were ready to get their running feet into some new shoes. Fleet Feet, the largest...

  • Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Bushfire Kitchen coming to Beachside Del Mar

    Construction is underway on the new Bushfire Kitchen, set to open in Beachside Del Mar by early October. The Mango Drive location will be the third for the eatery that focuses on fresh, affordable and organic meals — the first Bushfire opened in Temecula in 2012 and a sister restaurant opened in...

  • Torrey Pines Animal Hospital expands in Piazza Carmel

    Torrey Pines Animal Hospital expands in Piazza Carmel

    For the past four years, Torrey Pines Animal Hospital has become known in the area for its knowledgeable, kind, trustworthy and caring staff. The hospital, owned by Dr. Andrew McClellan and Dr. Brad Steele, operates under the motto that “your pets are our passion” and offers routine vet care, boarding,...

  • Sweet! See’s Candies opens in Flower Hill

    Sweet! See’s Candies opens in Flower Hill

    By 9 a.m., the line had formed outside to welcome the new See’s Candies store to Flower Hill Promenade on Friday, Aug. 11 – customers were anxious to taste a sampling of See’s chocolates, brittles and lollypops.The new See’s store, in its iconic black and white, held a celebratory ribbon-cutting...

  • Swirls frozen yogurt shop offers unique, delicious flavors

    Swirls frozen yogurt shop offers unique, delicious flavors

    With hot days just around the corner, frozen yogurt shop Swirls is a place where people can enjoy a cool treat. The company touts its yogurt as a healthy meal and snack alternative. It cites a number of benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol through live and active cultures; the promotion...

  • Seacrest at Home offers care and aid to seniors

    Seacrest at Home offers care and aid to seniors

    Seacrest at Home provides comfort for seniors in the location where they typically feel most comfortable. The nonprofit, based in Encinitas, sends caregivers to clients’ residences, where they assist with basic tasks and provide companionship on an as-needed basis. Kelli Denton, director of home...

  • Charming, coastal community La Vida Del Mar offers residents choices

    Charming, coastal community La Vida Del Mar offers residents choices

    Life doesn’t stop when it’s time to transition to a senior living community. In fact, those at Senior Resource Group believe life should only improve with age. That’s why residents of La Vida Del Mar in Solana Beach, a property owned by SRG, spend their days playing pool, reading a book, watching...

  • Local attorney provides personalized estate planning services

    Death is a difficult subject. That’s why many people put off estate planning and trusts until it’s too late. “Even attorneys who specialize in estate planning put off making changes to their plans,” said local attorney Dale Fields Rhett. “It’s just human nature. It’s not something you really want...

  • Yogurtland celebrates third anniversary in Del Mar

    Yogurtland celebrates third anniversary in Del Mar

    A local eatery is celebrating an extra sweet anniversary. As the national chain marks its 10-year milestone, Yogurtland Del Mar is set to celebrate its third anniversary in May. The self-serve, soft-serve frozen yogurt shop opened its doors in May 2013 in Flower Hill Promenade. “Yogurtland stands...

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