Mission Hills: A Treasure Trove for Valentine’s Day and Everyday!

By: Troy CurnettTroy Curnett

President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District
REALTOR® and Broker/Owner of the boutique real estate office, One Mission Realty

During the month of February, we feel alive with the influence and tradition of Valentine’s Day.

Whether your celebration of Valentine’s Day takes place with a friend, spouse, parent or child, there are many wonderful ways to celebrate.  And, when I think of Mission Hills “wonderful” is one of the first descriptions that come to mind.  From West Lewis to Fort Stockton, along Goldfinch and West Washington, India Street and Reynard Way, there is a treasure trove of wonderful gift buying options.  If you need a Valentine’s gift for an infant or the person who seemingly has everything, or simply want to treat yourself to a little extra pampering, you will find Mission Hills offers abundant opportunity! The BID Directory will help guide you.

Word-from-our-presidentPlan ahead if you want flowers and dinner reservations. Call your favorite Mission Hills florist and Mission Hills restaurant.  Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, you will have the entire weekend to honor those you care about.  If you are more of an impromptu person, or have not decided which special someone you wish to spend time with on Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider a last-minute purchase of a bottle of something sparkling and a couple of flutes from one of our Mission Hills stores.  Finding it difficult to decide between flowers, chocolates, jewelry, pampering, and/or a delicious dinner?  If it is just too hard to choose one, choose them all!

As I am writing this column, I am also fresh out of a half-day-long Strategic Planning Session.  A special “thank you” to the Mission Hills United Methodist Church for donating their parlor, to the BID board of directors for their time and dedication, and to The Patio on Goldfinch for donating a delicious and energy inspiring lunch.  To El Indio, Farm Fresh to YouFarmer’s Bottega, Harley Gray, Lefty’s, Luxury FarmsMeshuggah Shack, Rubicon Deli, and The Wellington, thank you very much for your generous gift certificate donations to express your appreciation to the BID board!  The Mission Hills BID board has a lot in store for 2016.
The Mission Hills BID is already hard at work promoting Mission Hills as a premier shopping, dining, personal well-being destination and so much more; working on and reviewing design options which maintain the heritage of our thriving neighborhood; seeking sound economic development opportunities, and seeking and promoting bike, motorcycle, and automobile parking opportunities in our BID neighborhood.  We will again be hosting the 5th Annual Taste of Mission Hills in October and partnering with our BID businesses and Mission Hills residents, through the Presidio Sentinel and Mission Hills Town Council, to celebrate Small Business Saturday in November.

We are also partnering with the San Diego County Fair again this year to showcase our Mission Hills businesses on banners throughout the Mission Hills BID and at the San Diego County Fair.  A professional photographer will be in Mission Hills on Thursday, February 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The banners will sail from May through mid-July. To find out more, please contact Susan McNeil Schreyer, Executive Director, Mission Hills BID.

If you have ideas for a fun promotion and have time to help implement it, please attend a Mission Hills BID committee meeting on the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 3:30.  We need volunteers.  We need you! Please continue to visit this website for news on what’s happening in Mission Hills and for the most up-to-date information about our meetings.

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