In this week's Laguna Niguel Biz Briefs it's all about dogs and yachts.
New Pet Grooming Facilities
People in Laguna Niguel love their pets and keeping them clean will be a lot easier in the months to come.
Two new pet groomers are coming to town, one is the John Paul Pet Salon within The Center at Rancho Niguel commercial center at 28241 Crown Valley Pkwy., Suite A. The tenant will occupy a 1,400-square-foot vacant inline commercial suite formerly Party Avenue.
The operation of the business consists of professional pet grooming services and the retail sale of pet-related products.
The project was administratively approved on April 24, according to Community Development Director, Dan Fox.
The second facility is Alpha Dog Groom Shop to open in the La Paz shopping center t 27932 La Paz Road, Suite B. The tenant would occupy a 1,057-square-foot vacant inline commercial suite formerly Royal Donuts. The operation of the business consists of professional pet grooming services. Owner Jason Lasky says he is hoping to be open by June.
Beach House in Dana Point Becomes Yacht Brokerage
As Laguna Niguel Patch reported last year, the Beach House restauraunt at Dana Point harbor, once a landmark for years was shut down. In its place, a yacht brokerage announced it would be moving in.
Last week Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc., builders of Nordhavn yachts, began refurbishment of the iconic 9,000-square-foot Dana Point building that will serve as the company’s new world headquarters. The new 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.
“Communications and efficiency will vastly improve by having the entire company together,” said P.A.E. president and owner Dan Streech. “And this will lead to a better customer experience for visiting clients.”
Last year P.A.E. was awarded a 30-year-lease of the site of the former Beach House restaurant, located just down the street from the current site of Nordhavn’s Orange County-based southwest sales office and has spent the past several months designing and reconfiguring the building to include new offices for staff, owner/guest office suites, a conference and showroom and a gallery dedicated to the history of P.A.E. and the Dana Point waterfront.
Production will continue to take place at P.A.E.’s two partner factories, Ta Shing Yacht Building Co. in Taiwan and South Coast Marine in China.
Work is scheduled to continue throughout the summer and Streech said he is hopeful the staff can move into its new offices in November.