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Kumon Math Coming, a New Home for a Family Business, and Progress at Yacht Co.

Laguna Niguel Biz Briefs has the latest comings and goings in the city as well as in Dana Point.

Looks like things have turned around at Laguna Niguel Plaza at the intersection of Alicia Parkway and Pacific Park these days.

After years of vacant spaces, the center is just about 100 percent full other than one small space available near

Now open is Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center at 30051 Alicia Pkwy., and LJs Bistro has put up a temporary banner where used to cook up meals at 29971 Alicia Pkwy. Owner Paul Braunschweiler says he has hired a new contractor and is hoping work starts soon at the eatery.

Also, neighborhood favorite now doing business at 29961 Alicia Pkwy., has relocated from its former location at 23956 Aliso Creek Rd., on La Paz next to the 

Owner Robin Springer says the family-owned business opened its doors on Monday and even though they are still unpacking, the new digs are great. She said the space is bigger and so much so that the shop will be offering sewing classes soon.

"We are looking for teachers now and we will have a dedicated sewing classroom," she said.

D & H was at based at the former Aliso Creek Village center for 16 years and was It was going month-to-month and finally decided "it had to do what was best for the business and relocate," she said.

Some tenants say that areas of the center will be demolished at some point and a possible breezeway will be constructed. Shapell did not return calls from Patch to comment.

"After working in the center for more than 6 years, I've seen several businesses go under and others just move. It's exciting to see the empty spaces filled up," said Starbucks Manager, Anne Le May. 

The Center at Rancho Niguel

Progress continues at the  where new seating and upscale auditoriums are being revamped. 

Also, Kumon Math Centers was approved by the Planning Commission on May 29 to take up the space formerly occupied by Pinky Wear. 

In Dana Point, construction is in full force at  builders of Nordhavn yachts, which began refurbishment of the iconic Beach House restaurant. The 9,000-square-foot Dana Point building will serve as the company’s new world headquarters. The state-of-the-art facility will house sales, project management, engineering, accounting, commissioning and shipping/receiving, which currently is spread out amongst three separate locations. Unifying all the departments into one space has been a long-term goal of P.A.E. ownership.

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