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Boulevard News – March 2020

The Boulevard BIA teams up with ULI San Diego-Tijuana for 3rd consecutive Economic Development Tour The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association (Boulevard BIA), in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) San Diego-Tijuana, will present the “Blvd. 20/20 Opportunity Tour 3.0” on Friday, March...

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Boulevard News – January 2020

Third Annual Boulevard Mardi Gras Crawl Join us for the third annual Boulevard Mardi Gras Crawl in North Park on Sunday, Feb. 23. The travelling party, led by a festive New Orleans-style brass band, will include stops at a diverse mix of local businesses,...

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Boulevard News – October 2019

Gypsy Magic For several years, Janessa gained tremendous experience working in the cannabis industry by managing a medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego.  This is where she was introduced to CBD (Cannabidiol), a compound found in the Cannabis plant. Unlike its close relative, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD...

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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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