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New Business in South Corona del Mar

EL CHOLA MEXICAN RESTAURANT opening in Corona del Mar this spring. After a 15-year run in Irvine, El Cholo Mexican restaurant closed its doors  because it couldn’t renew its lease with the Irvine Co. However Owner Ron Salisbury has taken over the lease of Landmark restaurant on E Pacific Coast Hwy in Corona del Mar. El Cholo’s parent company, The Restaurant Business, operates The Cannery in Newport Beach. El Cholo has two locations in Los Angeles as well as in La Habra, Anaheim Hills and Santa Monica.


Fans of SWEET LADY JANE BAKERY who are anxious for the new location to open in Corona del Mar will have to wait a little longer while the owner Daniel Mafrice works with city staff on tenant improvement permits. The 25-year-old bakery will sell sandwiches, salads, breads, 29 flavors of cakes, as well as pies and tarts. They will serve breakfast and lunch as well a late-night dessert menu


Construction of the new MIXED-USE TWO-STORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT featuring 2800 ft. of ground floor retail space is  moving along at a fast pace. The building is located at 3500 East Coast Hwy in Corona Del mar. Construction management and leasing is provided by the Cortland Company. For information you can contact Brian Hopkins 949-720-0046 or Edward Hanley 999-585-7677.


The vacant lot next to GALLO’S DELI is finally going to be developed. The development called PLAZA CORONA DEL MAR will include a new two story office building with a 1300 square-foot ft. store front space for Gallo’s Deli. Adjacent to the office building there will be six detached luxury townhomes designed by architect Marcello E. Lische of Irvine. The homes will all be three stories with subterranean private garages and an elevator. Each unit will have three bedrooms. The smallest will be 1,800 square feet, and the largest will be 2,600 square feet. The three-level units will have entries on the ground floor, kitchens, dining and living areas on the second floor and third-levels with master suites. All the units will have views – some with ocean views, others with Buck Gully open space views and peek-a-boo ocean views.