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Boulevard News-August 2019

You Belong Here After running two separate businesses for over 10 years, Nic Roc and Stacy Keck’s worlds aligned and they quickly realized that instead of sharing an office space, both had dreams for so much more.  As a creative sector entrepreneur, it can get lonely working...

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Boulevard News – July 2019

Mexicali Street Tacos A Tradition of Deliciousness In the 1970s, the Sotelo family and some family friends opened the first La Luz de Mundo Church in San Diego.  In just one year, they donated paychecks and sold homemade bread and tamales all over town to raise the...

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Boulevard News – June 2019

Inspire, Innovate, Dream The El Cajon Boulevard BIA in partnership with the City Heights Community Development Corp. (CDC) and other local non-profits will hosts its first-ever City Heights Business Expo on Saturday, June 29 to highlight small businesses and micro-enterprises that have received technical and financial...

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Boulevard News – May 2019

World Foods Supermarket  From Survival to Success - A Story of Perseverance Nearly every Vietnamese business owner on The Boulevard has a story of how they escaped Vietnam.  The Vien Dong family, a well established grocer in City Heights, who is celebrating their 35th anniversary, escaped in...

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Boulevard News – April 2019

Shrimp Heads  Cajun Crab Boil with a Vietnamese Twist Shirley began working at the Boiling Crab when she was in college and access to Cajun seafood was just beginning to spread west of the Mississippi.  Thanks to the settlement of the Vietnamese post Vietnam War along the...

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Boulevard News – March 2019

Sophie + Sam  Handmade * Organic * Beautiful Kussy Mackenzie had the joy of being influenced by a mother who was a total fashionista.  As a full-time nurse, her mother also made time for owning her own woman’s store which sold fabulous African clothing and accessories targeted...

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Boulevard News – February 2019

Boulevard Mardi Gras Crawl The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association will host its second annual Boulevard Mardi Gras Crawl down the iconic corridor in North Park on Sunday, March 3. The travelling party will include stops at a diverse mix of local businesses, with drink...

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Boulevard News – January 2019

BLVD 20/20 Plan El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association Unveiled the “Blvd. 20/20 Plan” at the Annual Meeting on Jan. 24th The plan outlines the vision for the historic corridor as San Diego’s model transit-oriented community  The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association unveiled its highly anticipated “Blvd. 20/20...

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Boulevard News – December 2018

Kid's Ark Rexford Boadi moved to the United States from Ghana at the age of 22 seeking higher education and an opportunity to work in international business.  He soon received a job working for a menswear store based in New York City, where he was trained...

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Boulevard News – October 2018

Black Stag Cafe When Gustavo turned 21, he visited Border X, a brewery that highlights Mexican cuisine and culture through beer.  He was fascinated watching five Mexican guys do so much with so little, and asked how he could support their endeavor.  The flavor profile in...

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