Springtime Indulgences in Mission Hills

By: Krista Lombardi, President, Mission Hills Business Improvement District
Lombardi Team at Scott & Quinn Real Estate

Nothing says springtime like a walk around the neighborhood when everything is in full bloom.  The flowers are freshly in bloom, fragrant, and filled with color. The foliage is at its peak. Welcome April!

A Word from our President Mission Hills BID

Mission Hills’ residential neighborhood is a perfect complement to the fine goods and services which make our shops and restaurants a regional destination. The overall appeal of the neighborhood continues to attract homebuyers, and shoppers and diners as well as many who choose to establish their business here.

Mission Hills resident and business owner Gina Champion-Cain confirmed she is responsible for the SOLD sign at 901-905 West Washington. She bought the building. In Gina’s own words, “I’m proud to own such a cool neighborhood treasure….and NO, I am NOT tearing it down!”

The Mission Hills BID is overjoyed two new restaurants will be arriving soon. And a longtime Mission Hills purveyor of aromatic botanical products has expanded with a spa location on Reynard Way.

Steven Schwob and Brad Wise of Trust Restaurant Group have chosen to expand into Mission Hills. The team has earned a reputation for providing an atmosphere rich in sophistication with an aim to provide patrons with great food, cocktails, wine, and service experience. They have leased the ground floor of The Fort, as well as the Neuner Brothers Ford Dealership Building and adjacent outdoor space at 1011 Fort Stockton Drive

Soon to be adding to Mission Hills’ culinary experience is Grab & Go serving sub sandwiches, crafted pizza, healthy wraps and fresh salads. Grab & Go was founded in 1973 in a neighboring community by Vincenzo Gaglio who was born in Sicily in 1930. Today, the next generation of family is expanding and operating every store with the goal of making it “everyone’s favorite sandwich shop.” Watch for Grab & Go’s opening soon at 768 West Washington.

Sisters Jill Hansen and Carly Lodkey of Lavish Aromatherapy have been creating luxurious skincare products and selling them at their retail shop located at 748 West Washington for almost fourteen years.  If you have come to love these products, you will also be delighted to know Lavish recently announced the opening of its new Lavish Spa at 3069 Reynard Way in south Mission Hills. The fabulous and familiar team is offering relaxing facials and aromatherapy massages customized to you.

With traditional spring cleaning and garage sales underway, remember the annual Mission Hills Community Garage Sale is taking place Saturday April 7, from 8:00 a.m until noon. There will be plenty of furniture, sporting equipment, baby items, toys, electronics, clothing, jewelry, tools, collectibles, and more for sale. Maps for all participating houses and lists of items for sale will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the sale at the Coldwell Banker office in Mission Hills at 1621 West Lewis Street, San Diego, 92103.  For questions, please call 619-800-1103

To learn more, get involved, and support the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, please visit our website at, connect by email at or by phone at 619-559-9502.  The BID’s committee structure is a great way to impact neighborhood decisions in the areas of Promotions, Economic Development, Design and Parking.



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