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Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, known for its Cajun menu and Louisiana-style fried chicken, is expected to open in Mission Viejo this fall.

The 2,360-square-foot eatery with a drive-through replaced the Mission Viejo Rentals building and storage yard that was demolished late last year. Located near Sonic Burgers at 23462 Los Alisos Boulevard, the fast-food restaurant will be the chain’s first south Orange County location.

Stay tuned here for updates or visit http://www.popeyes.com for more information.

From a trio of savory Italian tastes and bone-in porterhouse veal chop to grilled New Zealand salmon and a south-of-the-border omelette, Mission Viejo Restaurant Week is sure to tempt your taste buds.  

More than 20 eateries will serve up delectable fare during the 1st Annual Mission Viejo Restaurant Week August 21-27.

Foodies will rejoice with the chance to savor something new during the 1st Annual Mission Viejo Restaurant Week August 21-27.

Mission Viejo Restaurant Week is designed to encourage you to explore Mission Viejo’s rich culinary landscape while keeping your dining dollars local. We’ll be looking for you to share photos of your dining experiences on Instagram with #dineMV. So, mark your calendar and get ready to dig in to something delicious!

Discount Dance Supply is moving from 24451 Alicia Parkway in the Alicia Towne Center to a larger retail space at 28251 Marguerite Parkway, across from South County Lexus at Mission Viejo.

The business sells ballet, jazz and pointe shoes, leotards, tights, bags and accessories.

For more information, call 949-770-7107 or visit http://www.discountdance.com.

The Planning and Transportation Commission gave the green light to Hatam restaurant to expand by 2,270 square feet into a neighboring suite in the Jeronimo Business Park. 

When the tenant-improvement work is finished, the restaurant will occupy 5,830 square feet at 25800 Jeronimo Road.  The restaurant plans also include outdoor seating, live entertainment and the addition of beer and wine.  Hatam features ethnic cuisine from Iran such as kabobs, Khoresht stew, soups, salads, flatbread and pastries.  

An original commercial shopping center built more than four decades ago will receive a facelift, under a plan the City’s Planning and Transportation Commission approved this month.

Built in 1976, the Alicia Business Center at 24002 Via Fabricante houses five different buildings with a mix of retail, office and automotive uses on a 2.71-acre site.

Along with new restaurants opening around town, Mission Viejo continues to see a surge of new business activity.

Here’s a summary:

Boardwalk Barbers – 24000 Alicia Parkway at Jeronimo Road opens this month

Escrow Options Group – 27802 Vista del Lago (near Lake Mission Viejo)

The Game Chest at 26012 Marguerite Parkway opened this week near Pavilions.

Mathnasium – 27230 La Paz Road

Nurse Next Door – 26522 La Alameda

Southland Physical Therapy – 25565 Jeronimo Road

Mission Viejo continues to be a popular place for new eateries.  Many establishments have recently opened, are under construction or are planning to open here soon.

Here’s a summary:

Business workshops are available in Mission Viejo through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE, Employment Development Department (EDD), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), OC Small Business Development Center (OC SBDC) and California Board of Equalization (BOE).

Upcoming free or low-cost business workshops include:


The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course will host the next Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce mixer at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19.

Mixers give folks the chance to enjoy refreshments while networking with local business leaders and elected officials.

General admission is $10 and free for chamber members. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $50.

The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course is at 26772 Avery Parkway. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://www.missionviejochamber.com or call 949-470-8409.


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