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College Area Choice Awards Results
Posted: July 2nd, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 College Area Choice Award Winners!

You Voted – – – We Tallied! The People have spoken and chosen their favorite businesses of the College Area!

The 2018 Award Winners are (Click on Photo to enlarge):

Stop by their locations and congratulate the winners! Show them how much you appreciate their choice to invest in the College Area neighborhoods!

Thank you to the neighbors and businesses who nominated and voted this year. We look forward to your honoring all of the merchants throughout the year by patronizing their locations!

Thank you for supplying the foods & beverages to make the event a huge success!


Marleez Koffee Grand Opening!
Posted: June 27th, 2018

Come and Celebrate the newest business in the District, Marleez Koffee!

A Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for this Friday, June 29, 2018.
Sample some of their amazing coffee & tea drinks, enjoy light refreshments from some of the local restaurants and mix & mingle with fellow business owners, community members, and owners, Marlene & Nick Poniente!

When: Friday, June 29, 2018
Where: Marleez Koffee (7281 El Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Live Music with the stylings of Raymond DiGiorgio
  • Drawings for great Marleez Koffee SWAG!
  • Ribbon Cutting sceduled for 6:00pm (ish) with the College Area Busines District’s BIG Scissors

We hope to see your community support as we welcome the newest business to invest in our neighborhood!

Plan on attending? Let Nick & Marlene know here!

College Area Choice Awards
Posted: June 8th, 2018


It is that time of year again when we ask for the College Area Choice Award Nominations. You can nominate your favorite College Area businesses in a variety of catagories!
The College Area Choice award winners will be unveiled at the Annual College Area Choice Awards Mixer on Wednesday, July 25, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at 4704 College Avenue! You are invited to attend! Enjoy a great evening with friends & family, sample amazing food & drinks, and celebrate the College Area Choice favorites of 2018!
Nominations are currently being accepted until Friday, June 22, 2018. Click here to show some love for your favorite busnesses by nominating them!
Online Voting will be open from Monday, July 2, 2018 and Friday, July 13, 2018.
Check back often for updates about voting and for more information about the Awards Mixer!
BIke to Work Day
Posted: May 4th, 2018

May is Bike Month and Thursday May 17, 2018 is Bike to Work Day! Ride your bicycle for your morning commute to celebrate with the entire city! With over 100 Pit Stops throughout San Diego, your commute is made easier with refreshsments and activities at each stop. Map out your commute with this handy BTWD Map!

Stop by  our Bike to Work Day (BTWD) Pit Stop Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Scrimshaw Coffee (5542 El Cajon Boulevard)! We will be there from 6am until 9:00am.

Our Pit Stop will include:

Join in on the fun and a FREE BTWD T-Shirt for all of you who have registered for iCommute’s Bike to Work Day! If you haven’t registered yet, CLICK HERE!

For more information about Bike Month and Bike to Work Day CLICK HERE!

Annual Meeting & Elections Mixer
Posted: March 28th, 2018

2018 Annual Elections!

The ballots have been recieved and the votes are being talllied! Online voting is closed, but there is one last chance for eligible businesses and commercial property owners of the College Area Business District to cast a vote for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors at the  Annual Meeting & Elections Mixer! 

To see a brief bio on each of the candidates CLICK HERE

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Elections Mixer  to enjoy an evening in relaxed social atmosphere with other business owners and commercial property owners. We will introduce the candidates, celebrate the successes of the past year, look forward to the activities of next year and unveil the election results!

DATE: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: Epic Wings N Things (5120 College Avenue).

We look forward to seeing you there!
Mangia Per Una Causa!
Posted: March 22nd, 2018

Join us for our next installment in the “College Area Business District Mixers Series”.

What better way to spend your Tuesday evening than with friends, drinks, and some favorites such as garlic knots and pesto alfredo?!

Swing by Pesto Italian Craft Kitchen on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 between 5:00pm – 8:00pm and show or mention this “Eat for a Cause” event and 25% of your purchase will be donated to the College Area Business District!

If you support and appreciate your neighborhood and local businesses here in the College Area Business District, come hang out with us during this fundraising mixer to let us know–we’ll be happy to see you!

If you’re interested and able to attend, please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page. Also feel free to bring family and friends–the more the merrier!

We can’t wait to see you all at Pesto!

Pizza with a Purpose Mixer!
Posted: February 16th, 2018

Join us for the first in the “College Area Business District Mixers Series”. Who doesn’t like a good party with pizza, beer and supporting a great cause?
Come in to Woodstock’s Pizza on Thursday, February 27, 2018 between 4:00pm – 8:00pm and show or mention this “Pizza with a Purpose” event and upto 25% of your purchase will be donated to the College Area Business District!
If you enjoy your neighborhood and all of the great things happening here in the College Area Business District, show your gratitude support and apprecaition by participating with this fundraising mixer.
Event Details: 
When: Tues. Feb. 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Woodsock’s Pizza
Check Facebook for updates!

Just show or mention one of these fliers! (Click on Image to save or print)


County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s Coffee with Constituents
Posted: January 19th, 2018

We ask so often, What can the City do for our community?” We neglect to remember that there is another level of government that can impact our lives as much or more! That’s right, the County of San Diego. Here is your chance to meet your County Supervisor, Dianne Jacob over a cup of coffee in your neighborhood with Scrimshaw Coffee.
Come visit Dianne Jacob with us at Scrimshaw Coffee, for a morning of warmth, both from County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and, of course, Scrimshaw Coffee.  Enjoy a coffee, ask questions, share your concerns or just learn more about how the County positively affects our neighborhoods!


Event Details: 
When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Where: Scrimshaw Coffee (5542 E Cajon Boulevard)
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Cost: FREE (Food & Drinks not included)
Check back on our Facebook for any updates regarding this event. 

Hosted by the College Area neighborhood groups, including:


2017 Holiday Mixer
Posted: December 1st, 2017

2017 Holiday Mixer

Join us for a mingle and a jingle at Eureka! SDSU! Complimentary appetizers will be offered as you celebrate the upcoming holiday season with us.
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm for some fun with business members and community members.
Event Details: 
When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Where: Eureka! (5140 College Avenue)
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE
For more details stay apprised of our Website, andFacebook page. Also, make sure to keep an eye on your mailboxes, as an invite will be in there for you soon.
We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with you!
Snappy Dog | Open House Celebration
Posted: November 22nd, 2017

Snappy Dog | Open House Celebration

Snappy Dog has made quite the entrance to the College Area Business District last month, but we still need to show our welcome.

Come help us celebrate the Opening of  Snappy Dog on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

Share the refreshments while you mix and mingle with fellow business owners, & community members and meet the owner, Scott in person!.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Where: Snappy Dog (5854 Montezuma Rd.)

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Plan on attending? RSVP!


We hope to see your community support as we welcome the newest business to invest in our neighborhood!