Small Business Saturday Make It Market
The College Area Business District will hold its next Make It Market on Nov. 30 in a vacant commercial space next to Chuy’s Taco Shop at 6663 El Cajon Blvd.
The market, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., coincides with Small Business Saturday, a national holiday shopping event that promotes support for local mom-and-pop businesses.
The College Area Business District will be organizing a district-wide event for residents to participate in by visiting small businesses around College Area and have a chance to win at least a $25 gift card at each participating business and also an additional draw at the Make It Market for a gift basket. Each participating business will have a special promotion going on for that day as well as a drawing for at least $25 gift card from the pool of people that visited and dropped their drawing ticket in.
Volunteers gather at Party House Liquor for a Rolando cleanup on Oct. 26. (Rolando Community Council Facebook)
Rolando community cleanup
On Oct. 26, Rolando residents and businesses participated in a community cleanup of University Avenue between College Avenue and Aragon Drive. Community Council and Rolando Park Community Council sponsored the event.
The event was well attended and included students from San Diego Teen Challenge. Council member Monica Montgomery’s office also participated and provided bins. Party House Liquor provided a base of operations for the cleanup volunteers.
Because of the large turnout of volunteers, the cleanup was completed in just two hours.
Local business anniversaries
Several College Area businesses celebrated milestones this past month.
Ultreya Coffee & Tea, located at 4653 College Ave., celebrated its first year in business on Nov. 3. Corbin’s Q, 6548 El Cajon Blvd., turned two on Oct. 23. Fish Pit Sushi, 4632 College Ave., celebrated three years on Oct. 25. And Tako Factory Taqueria, 7287 El Cajon Blvd., celebrated its sixth year in business on Halloween.