By: Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District
Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate
I am excited to celebrate Labor Day on September 4th, welcome autumn, and look forward to the winter months ahead.
I am also excited to introduce the newly formed Mission Hills BID President’s Circle. The BID has been looking for ways to engage notable individuals in the Mission Hills BID who have deep roots in our neighborhood and industry recognition as business owners, but lack the time to commit to participating on the BID’s board of directors. As BID President it is my honor to welcome Carin Canale-Theakston, Gina Champion-Cain, John Ealy, and the Jonathan and Wendy Segal Family to the inaugural President’s Circle.
Carin Canale-Theakston is the CEO of Canale Communications, a national communication firm focused exclusively on the life science industry. Carin has lived in Mission Hills for fifteen years and is active in the community including a past trustee of the Mission Hills Town Council and co-chair of the summer concert series. She recently purchased the building in Mission Hills where her business is located. She is married to Hillary Theakston and they have two girls, Piper and Ella.
Gina Champion-Cain has been responsible for the redevelopment and repositioning of nearly 10 million square feet of commercial space (retail, office and hospitality) as well as over 5,000 residential units. As President and CEO of American National Investments, Inc. (“ANI”), her responsibilities include providing strategic direction to ANI and overseeing all development and acquisition activities, commercial and residential leasing, commercial and residential asset management, and the overall management of a lifestyle brand called LuvSurf; a San Diego-based real estate, hospitality and branded merchandise company, as well as The Patio Restaurant Group.
John Ealy is a home owner and business owner in Mission Hills. John owns 5 restaurants: two in San Diego, including Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar, two in Santa Cruz and one in Maui Hawaii. He is involved in every aspect of the industry, including land owner, business development, restaurant design and city permit planning. The annual fundraiser Red Hot Heroes benefitting Fire Station 8 and the Mission Hills BID is the brainchild of Mr. Ealy.
The Jonathan and Wendy Segal Family has been responsible for the design and development of over 300 medium to high-density urban residential, mixed use units totaling over 300,000 square feet of construction. Their focus is exclusively on urban projects. Over the years they have been the recipients of numerous accolades for residential and Urban Design. Son, Matthew, a 2010 graduate of the USC School of Architecture, helps with design, daughter, Brittany, who attended art school in San Francisco helps rent the apartment and retail spaces, and wife, Wendy, does much of the property management. Two noteworthy Segal projects in Mission Hills are The Charmer and soon-to-be completed The Fort.
Please join me in welcoming Carin, Gina, John, and the Jonathan and Wendy Segal family!
Have you noticed colorful banners flying on lamp posts throughout Mission Hills?
It is time for the 6th Annual Taste of Mission Hills and tickets are being sold at One Mission Realty, 928 Ft. Stockton, Suite 217, at Patio Express Community Market, 928 Ft. Stockton, Suite 101, and at Mission Nails and Spa, 928 Ft. Stockton #115. Tickets are also available online through Brown Paper Tickets at: tasteMH2017.bpt.me Tickets may be purchased at all locations with a credit card or cash.
The 6th Annual Taste of Mission Hills will take place on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. It is the Mission Hills Business Improvement District’s annual fundraiser. Lazy Acres is a generous underwriter of this year’s event.
We are excited to announce twenty-four venues are participating this year. The names, addresses and phone number for each participating venue are listed on posters displayed in Mission Hills’ shops. Advance ticket purchase is $25. Day of ticket purchase is $30. Only 600 tickets will be sold, so buy your tickets early.
Tickets to the 6th Annual Taste of Mission Hills include FREE Old Town Trolley shuttle service within steps of all participating taste venues, thanks to the generous sponsorships of Brad Sund at State Farm Insurance Mission Hills, John Ealy at Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar, and Lombardi Team at Scott and Quinn Real Estate.
Live music throughout the business district, more venues, an extra trolley bus, and an enhanced trolley route through the newly opened Lazy Acres parking lot promise to make this year’s Taste of Mission Hills the best ever. Join me on one of the Old Town Trolleys and Dare to Indulge.