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Keep money in our community: Did you know that for every $100 spent at locally owned businesses, $68 returns to the community? Keep money circulating right here in the

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neighborhood. What goes around, comes around!


Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support

Reduce environmental impact: It’s always better to drive


less. Better yet, locally owned businesses also make more local purchases themselves, which require less transportation. It’s a domino effect!

from smaller locally owned business owners than they do from large businesses. Nowhere is this more evident than in San Elijo Hills, just ask our school PTO’s!


Get better service: It feels so good to walk into a shop and be


greeted by name. But it gets even better! If you have an idea for one of our shops or need something they don’t currently offer, just ask! You’ll be surprised how responsive they can be.

Keep our community unique: Supporting our local shops and neighborhood businesses is an important part of the distinctive character of San Elijo Hills. Our community is unique because of the way neighbors connect and support each other. Without that – we’re ‘just another neighborhood’.


Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live here and are invested in the community’s future. Some of our neighborhood shop owners have more invested here in the community than the average homeowner! These shops truly are our neighbors. Supporting them is an investment in the future of our community!


Encourage local prosperity: By supporting our neighbors, we support ourselves. If our neighbor does well, we do well. (Seriously, if your neighbor’s home looks better and our neigh-


borhood shops are thriving, what does that do for the value of your own home?)

Save time: Shopping close to home saves you a ton of time. You can knock out several errands in one stop. And, there are lots of neighborhood businesses that will deliver right to your door!


Meet a neighbor: When you shop close to home, you bump into your neighbors. Sometimes the only place you actually see your neighbors is when you’re at the grocery store or a community event. The more you’re out and about – the more neighbors you’ll see and meet!

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Business Spotlights Hendo’s Local PepperTree Hills Eatery Yogurt Utopia


Feel good: When you shop local, it just makes you feel good. Knowing that you’ve helped a neighbor with their business makes spending that money a little easier. Again, what goes around – comes around!

June 2011

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Community Well-Being The Map: Health & Fitness This month’s San Elijo Business Map is focused on Health and Fitness. We feature nine different LOCAL businesses that cater to things like personal training, nutrition, massage and dental.

Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. brought to you by:

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Postal Annex With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.

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1523 San Elijo Road 760-798-0522


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$3.00 $3.00 A Colorful Universe

Windmill Cleaners

With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.

With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.

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$3.00 $3.00 toward any sandwich, salad, coffee or tea

shopping or a local youth sports team

With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.



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Ask about their...

borhood specials, Hendo’s wears many

Kids Night - Tuesdays

hats – sports bar, lunch stop or casual

Wine Night - Thursdays

family dining.

Gluten-Free Pizza

Owned by Glen and Janee Hender-

Free delivery (760) 690-4004

Hendo’s offers 12 beers on tap, which they switch out regularly. You’ll find a variety of international favorites as well as top-selling and unique microbrews.

Of Equal or Lesser Value With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.

With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.

their family-friendly menu and neigh-

sesame, garlic, Cajun and butter cheese, and their sauces are all homemade.

Yogurt Utopia

Hendo’s Local

enclosed patio, six big screen TV’s and

salads and sandwiches. Their pizza crust is available in several flavors – original,


All Food. Excluding Alcohol.

celebrating their latest win. With the

son, Hendo’s features pizzas, pastas,

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Elijo Hills – whether just a group of quick beer under the guise of grocery

Frenchs Nails & Spa

With Coupon. Can not be combined with any other offer. One Per Purchase. Expires 4/30/11.

at Hendo’s Local Pizza & Pints in San neighborhood dads gathering for a

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PepperTree Eatery

There is always something going on

They also offer an extensive wine list from a variety of regions. Enjoy Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 3-6 pm with 20% off appetizers, $1 off beer, and $2 off wine. Visit to see their newest menu and latest offerings. Hendo’s is open

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Drop in & Grab


Sticker Hometown Realty With Coupon. One per customer. While supplies last. Expires 4/30/11.


11 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11 pm on



Drop in & Grab FREE BRUSHING CHART & SUGAR FREE LOLLIPOP The Hills Family Dentistry With Coupon. For Kids Only. While Supplies Last. Expires 4/30/11.

Friday and Saturday.

Lester Singleton from Cedar Crossing is a Hendos’ customer... I enjoy bringing the kids out to Hendo’s on Tuesdays for Kids Night free pasta. It’s also an easy place to meet up with friends. My friends and I find excuses to go to Albertson’s just so we can meet at Hendo’s for a beer. It’s great having a place like this right in the neighborhood.

Hey! It’s Lester!


Need a photographer? Use this local resident. She took all of the great pictures on this page.

Postal Annex



1215 San Elijo Road 760-798-1722



PepperTree Hills Eatery may be one

Spring is here and the days are longer,

of San Elijo Hills’ best kept secrets,

which means Yogurt Utopia is now open

but word is getting out! PepperTree

an extra hour! Store hours are now

offers a great inexpensive ($2/cup)

11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Thurs-

cup of coffee that includes a free re-

day. Friday and Saturday, they are open

fill. They also offer delicious pastries,

until 10 pm.

breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and

Yogurt Utopia is owned by San Elijo

waffles to get your day started or for a quick coffee and snack on your way

Ask about their...

to or from school or work.

Happy Hour, every Thursday & Friday, 5-7:30 pm

For lunch (and all day), you can

Free Wi-Fi

chose from over a dozen sandwiches served on local artisan crafted breads, a wonderful homemade soup, and

Catering Services Take-out Services

generously-sized salads with the freshest ingredients made to order. You can also enjoy a variety of snacks and treats – favorites include: cookies, acai bowls, rice krispie treats, cherry limeade and smoothies.

1523 San Elijo Road South 760-591-9479

Hills residents, Al and Jean Stoffels, who also own a local travel agency in La Costa. Al and Jean have enjoyed having their new business here in San Elijo Hills and they are continually looking at ways to better serve the community with their offerings. At Yogurt Utopia, you’ll always find 10 flavors ‘on tap’ and each of their machines can create a blend of two

Ask about their... Acai Bowls – a bowl full of good stuff! Smoothies – made from fresh fruit! Acai Drinks – loaded with antioxidants!

flavors, which allows you to create your own flavor combo. You’ll always find favorites like vanilla, chocolate, euro tart and cake batter, but you’ll also

For the Happy Hour crowd, Pep-

find seasonal flavors and a choice of sherbet, so you can try something new.

perTree has a weekly Happy Hour on

Al and Jean take pride in the quality of healthy yogurt they serve

Thursday and Friday nights from 5-7:30 pm. You can enjoy free appetizers, as well as wine and beer specials. The full menu is available along with some special offerings like the new teriyaki chicken-asian coleslaw on a French roll, which has some of you coming back every day!

as well as the quality of their fresh toppings – especially the fresh fruit toppings. Mmmm….frozen yogurt sounds good right about now! Grab a Frequent Buyer card and start making Yogurt Utopia one of your regular stops in San Elijo Hills!

Whether you enjoy sitting on the back patio near the fireplace or inside with the two big screen televisions and free wi-fi, PepperTree is a great place to escape to when you need to get out of the house or just need a place to meet someone when the house is a mess.

Pat Vaughan from Mariner’s Landing is a Yogurt Utopia customer... I love the quality yogurt & fresh toppings at Yogurt Utopia,

Stay tuned for additions to the menu, including new breakfast sandwiches

but what makes it extra special is the fact that I’ve met

and an array of super fresh, local produce and baked goods. The PepperTree

new neighbors there – people I didn’t know before.

is open: Monday-Wednesday, 7 am – 4 pm; Thursday & Friday, 7 am –

Yogurt Utopia really adds to the feeling of community we

9:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm.

have here in San Elijo Hills.





Cedar Crossing

(760) 798-7166

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems. We can help!

(760) 560-7370

Therapeutic Massage

Village Square


San Elijo Elementary School

Village Square


EastWest Healing and Performance offers a comprehensive approach in weight loss and pain elimination through educating and developing the platform for complete wellness and vitality!

(760) 597-9727




Mariner’s Landing

(760) 479-9883




Orthodontics for children and adults. State-of-the-art - one doctor practice offering Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Traditional Braces (silver and clear), Incognito Braces (hidden customer braces). Dr. DeSantos has over 10 years orthodontic experience. Most insurances accepted.


Woodley’s Glen



august: real estate

july: family & entertainment

june: professional/business services

next month: beauty & wellness

Call us to get your business listed

Get your business or your expertise ‘on the map’. Categories include: Health & Fitness, Beauty & Wellness, Professional & Business Services, Family & Entertainment, Real Estate. Please contact Karen or Tim at or 800-497-1309 x701 for additional details.

Are you a local business in San Elijo Hills?

Be On The Map...

I enjoy helping people lose weight, gain muscle and get healthy by creating customized nutritional programs and providing on-going coaching.

(760) 593 7512

Cedar Crossing

Massage therapy IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME or French’s Nails & Spa in downtown San Elijo Hills. Specializing in: Therapeutic, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

Imagine tofu meets iPod. Helping folks in 34+ countries with 19 years of experience and overflowing compassion, Karlee will remind you just how joyfully strong and capable of peace you are.

A personally focused fitness studio that encourages a more healthy lifestyle and yields results through cutting edge semi-private classes, private training, and nutritional counselling.

Casey Meeuwisse HHP Licensed Massage Therapist

Morgan’s Corner

(858) 922-9384

Village Square

(215) 262-5043


health & fitness businesses

all from san elijo hills!

(760) 510-3800


Sage Canyon

Deep tissue, sports, pregnancy, trigger point, acupressure, neuromuscular and more. Serving San Elijo Hills for over 7 years. Lisa Pattison, LMT, HHP



Village Square


Creekside Cottages

Morgan’s Corner

Casey Meeuwisse HHP Licensed Massage Therapist

Village Square

Therapeutic Massage



From the creator of Stroller Strides: Body Back offers high intensity, interval workouts along with before and after fitness assessments, coaching and support so that you will see weight loss, increased strength and energy.



Promontory Ridge


(866) 348-4666


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