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Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Encinitas owner/operators Nikki Ames (left) and Stefanie Droessler are shown in a social media photo announcing their store’s opening date of Feb. 29. (Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Encinitas)

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market’s Encinitas location preps for Feb. 29 opening

North Coast Current February 19, 2024
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market’s new Encinitas store plans its grand opening for Thursday, Feb. 29, as management puts the final touches on the location.
The Nextmug will keep your hot coffee or tea at the perfect temperature wherever you are. Ideal for home, the office or the home office. (Nextmug photo)

Valentine’s Day gift ideas that show you really care

StatePoint January 16, 2024
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let that special someone know how you feel about them. Whether it be a spouse, a new boyfriend or girlfriend, or a best friend, let these thoughtful gift ideas show them how much you really care.
Shopping. (Photo by BGStock72, AdobeStock via StatePoint)

Shop smarter in the new year with these tips

StatePoint January 13, 2024
For many people, the start of a new year is an opportunity to revamp their routine and make game-changing resolutions. That’s why industry experts are offering smart shopping tips that will have you saving time, money and hassle in 2024.
A Sears catalog cover from the early 1960s. (Goodwill image)

Historically Speaking: The nation’s first mail order general stores

Tom Morrow May 10, 2023
Before there were roads connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific and Mexico to Alaska, you could buy goods delivered via railroad freight and/or the U.S. mail. This was more than a century before the Internet, all courtesy of the mail-order catalogs of the Montgomery Ward and Sears & Roebuck companies. It was the Amazon of yesteryear.
Future shopping. (Photo by Gorodenkoff via

How technology will transform shopping in 2023 and beyond

StatePoint March 21, 2023
Above all, consumers value convenience, speed and good deals, according to new research by Sensormatic Solutions, and they can expect retailers to deliver these benefits in 2023.
Crumbl cookie stores recently opened outlets in Oceanside and San Marcos. Pictured are Crumbl’s signature milk chocolate chip cookies. (Courtesy photo)

Crumbl cookie outlets open in Oceanside, San Marcos

News Release March 20, 2023
NewMark Merrill Companies recently announced that Crumbl, the fastest growing cookie company in the U.S., is now open at four of the 30 shopping centers it owns or manages from its San Diego County office, including Mission Marketplace in Oceanside and Nordahl Marketplace in San Marcos.
Pets. (Photo by Krista Mangulsone via Unsplash)

All paws lead to Carlsbad Premium Outlets this month

News Release March 20, 2023
Carlsbad Premium Outlets announces its participation in the “All Paws Lead to Carlsbad” initiative in partnership with Visit Carlsbad and more than 20 other local businesses.

Encinitas grocer, other local markets set aside hours for elderly, disabled

North Coast Current March 18, 2020
Local grocery stores are reserving special time for elderly and disabled shoppers as residents hunker down during the coronavirus outbreak.
El Camino Square, located in Encinitas, recently sold for $12.2 million. The commercial center is home to longtime local eateries such as Chick’s Natural and Garden State Bagels. (Colliers International photo)

Encinitas retail center sells to Carlsbad firm for $12.2 million

North Coast Current June 7, 2019
El Camino Square, an Encinitas center home to longtime local eateries such as Chick’s Natural and Garden State Bagels, has been sold for $12.2 million, parties involved in the transaction recently announced. Carlsbad-based Capstone Advisors bought the property in late May.
Encinitas Marketplace shopping center, pictured in a June 2018 photograph, has been sold for $43 million. (Southwest Strategies courtesy photo)

Encinitas Marketplace shopping center sells for $43 million

North Coast Current January 17, 2019
Encinitas Marketplace, a 124,411-square-foot shopping center anchored by Kohl’s department store and Lawrance Furniture, has been sold for $43 million, parties involved in the sale announced Jan. 16.
A sign attached to the door of the former Whole Foods Market in downtown Encinitas at the start of November announces the 2018 opening of an Amazon Go store in the space. The sign and a related website, which is no longer active, are reportedly incorrect. (Photo courtesy of Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association)

No Go: Disappointment, questions remain after unconfirmed Amazon Encinitas store announcement

Meghan Lanigan November 17, 2017
Within the past week, Encinitas residents and city officials went from excitement to confusion about whether or not Amazon was opening an Amazon Go store in downtown Encinitas at the previous Whole Foods Market location in the Pacific Station center on South Coast Highway 101.
The communities of Encinitas each offer holiday shopping with singular character, according to area merchant groups. (North Coast Current photo illustration)

Gifts that say ‘Encinitas’

Debbie L. Sklar December 16, 2014

The tree has been decorated and the stockings hung with care but the shopping list is still incomplete. There’s no reason to worry if you haven’t picked up a gift for your boss or a small trinket...

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