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June 6, 2019

Community Update

by Stone James, Economic Development Director

WHAT’S DEVELOPING WITHIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: 

Today is a great day to be a Cathedral City resident!

On Tuesday, Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant celebrated the Grand Re-opening of their Yelp rated 4.5-star restaurant. Located on the northwest corner of Monty Hall Drive and East Palm Canyon in the Pickford Promenade, their restaurant is an easy walk to the Pickford Movie Theater, The Roost, and the AMP sports lounge. Los Arcos offers authentic Mexican cuisine using generations-old recipes. If you enjoy guacamole, they make the guacamole right at your table and season it to your liking. Personally, my family and I LOVE their guacamole.

For those who enjoy a classic American diner, residents in District Five have a lot to look forward to. Denny’s Restaurant has submitted plans for an attractive mid-century designed restaurant which will be located on the northwest corner of Landau Blvd and Vista Chino.  While the project is likely 18 months away from opening, this new restaurant will be a great addition to the Plaza Rio Vista.

If gourmet dining and hand-crafted dishes is your thing, Daniel’s Table held a ribbon-cutting on their new restaurant located in the Revival’s shopping center today. Chef Daniel creates each dish by hand, and impeccably pairs said dishes with sides and wine recommendations that will meet or exceed even the highest expectations.

In terms of other exciting news within our Downtown Cathedral City Arts and Entertainment District, construction on our Cathedral City Community Amphitheater is in full swing. There will be numerous open lawn areas, a children's play area, shade trees, restrooms, and permanent stage. Scheduled to be finished in Fall 2019, Chris Parman, our Events and Communications Manager is already planning events to celebrate and make the most of the new space.

If you have driven through the Cathedral City Auto Center lately, you have seen a construction fence go up, and dirt being moved on what will become Shottenkirk Desert Lexus’s new home. Greg Shottenkirk is investing $23m in this new facility. This new building will allow Greg and his team to provide anyone shopping for a new Lexus or any make/model used car great choices, top-quality service and support.

If you enjoy staying in the know, please bookmark Discovercathedralcity.com and  http://www.ccedd.org/. On these websites, we offer resources and information on all that is great and going on in our City.

All Cathedral City residents can help make our City more vibrant by “buying local” whenever possible and encouraging out-of-town guests to stay in one of our several hotels.  It makes economic “cents” for you to keep your tax dollars within the City and help fund local community services and programs.  Furthermore, there is no better testimonial for attracting future new businesses than to make sure that our existing businesses are prosperous examples for other potentially interested enterprises to follow.

Also, we need your commitment to properly maintain your residential and commercial properties. Routine maintenance shows others the respect and appreciation we value for ourselves, our neighbors, and our community.  Property appearance is an important “selling point” when prospective homebuyers, businesses owners, and developers tour our City looking for the “perfect” location.

Please share with your friends and contacts the City’s dedicated websites, www.DiscoverCathedralCity.com and www.ccedd.org, which highlights many of our community attributes.  As a team, we all play a part in the long-term success of the place in which we love to live, work, play and stay!

NEWS

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EVENTS

Movies in the Park - "Sound of Music"

Movies in the Park - "Sound of Music"

Weather permitting, “Movies in the Park” featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein's “The Sound of Music” will occur on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at approximately 7:30 pm at Panorama Park, 28905 Avenida Maravilla, in Cathedral City.   The free outdoor movie event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on …

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SBDC Eats Program

SBDC Eats Program

If you are looking to start a food truck, sell homemade cookies and pies or open a brick and mortar restaurant then this is the program for you! At no cost, this series will take you from creating your concept to starting your business and everything in between. Consider this a crash course on becoming a foodpreneur! Read more.

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2019 Free Kids Summer Movie Series "Paddington 2"

2019 Free Kids Summer Movie Series "Paddington 2"

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission, in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre, presents a “Free Summer Kids Movie Series” happening on every Friday at 9:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 14, 2019 thru Friday, August 2, 2019.  The film series will allow free admission in order to see a different movie geared towards kids each Friday morning at …

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Rockin' Sock Hop

Rockin' Sock Hop

 Come dressed to listen and dance to the music from the 50’s and 60’s and enjoy hot dogs provided by Sonic Drive-in and ice cream sodas.  Each item is only 25 cents.

Join all the hip cats and dolls who will be participating in the rocking 50/50 raffle.

Presented by and benefiting the Cathedral City Senior Center.

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Job Openings are Happening, Get Job Ready

Job Openings are Happening, Get Job Ready

Job Openings are Happening, Get Job Ready. Learn Essential Hiring Skills, Trade & Public Safety Career Pathways. Meet with Employment Vendors & learn effective Application Preparation. Read more.

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Free Technical Assistance to Expand your Business

Free Technical Assistance to Expand your Business

Want to Plan, Start, Finance or Expand Your Business? Resolve A Specific Business Issue? Free, Technical Assistance Last Thursday of Each Month

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Two for Tuesday

Cathedral City residents can ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at Desert Ice Castle. Just bring proof of being a Cathedral City resident, such as an Driver’s license, copy of a utility bill, or any other form of residential proof.  Ages 3 years and up. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two …

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov