Category archives for: La Jolla Landmark Businesses

Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. Since 1987


La Jolla Landmark Business Since 1987 Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. If you have walked or driven through Birdrock you have no doubt seen the offices of Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. 2012 is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Architect Mark D. Lyon, Inc. They have been in the same location on the [...]

Meanley & Son Ace Hardware Since 1948


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1946Meanley & Son Ace Hardware It is hard to miss — with the unique brick-front exterior and large windows filled with everything from gourmet cookware to gardening tools, Meanley & Son sits comfortably at 7756 Girard Avenue, as it has for the past 63 years. Bob Meanley, owner of Meanley & [...]

Bowers Jewelers Since 1946


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1946Bowers Jewelers Then Ron and Marg Bowers opened Bowers Jewelry on La Jolla’s Wall Street in 1946, they could never have known that their business would later become one of the longest standing retail landmarks in the community. But 65 years and a few blocks later in the heart of Girard [...]

Burns Drugs Since 1952


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1952Burns Drugs The name Burns Drugs means many things, to many people. To some, it is the local pharmacy they have depended on for the past 60 years. To others, it’s the go-to spot for quick gifts, cosmetics, cards and other everyday household items. But for anyone who has stepped foot [...]

Heinz Gietz since 1969


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1969Heinz Gietz Heinz Gietz Autohaus is one of the most special gems in the La Jolla community. Located in its original location on Virginia Way since 1969, it is one of California’s original Mercedes-Benz Factory Authorized Service Dealers. It is the only one left of its kind. With an open-air service [...]

Everett Stunz Since 1963


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1963Everett Stunz Since 1963, La Jolla hasbeen the home to one of the world’s most exclusive luxury bed, bath and mattress stores. Fashionable homes and estates from around the world turn to Everett Stunz for the latest designs, highest quality and the most personal design service. Owners Nicki and Phil Coller [...]

La Jolla Vacuum Center Since 1957


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1957La Jolla Vacuum Center La Jolla Vacuum Center is one of those iconic businesses that take you back to a time where shopping at the store means you are part of the family. Doing business in the Village for more than 50 years, the La Jolla Vacuum Center has built a [...]

San Diego Optical Company Since 1931


La Jolla LandmarkBusiness Since 1931San Diego Optical Company You can expect great service and familiar faces when you visit San Diego Optical Company in the Village. The family owned mom and pop shop started in downtown San Diego in 1931. Expanding to the Jewel in 1957, San Diego Optical has been nestled on the corner [...]

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  • Torrey Pines High School football starts Aug. 29 August 28, 2014
    The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22. Their first game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. […]
  • Del Mar doctor faces 20 years for selling prescriptions to addicts August 28, 2014
    A Del Mar osteopath who sold painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 26 to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone. William Joseph Watson faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Dec. 8, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Sheppard. The defendant — who had been indicted on […]
  • Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator August 28, 2014
    Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time, the actress-turned-teacher had to relocate to Orange County. Now starting her 18th year as a teacher, Marquie is back in Carmel Valley as the new theate […]