A slew of new businesses are popping up all around Mission Viejo. In the north, the south and everywhere in between, you'll find new signs, new services and new hangouts all over town this summer.
Here's a rundown of some of the big openings. Be sure to check out our photo slide show to see the businesses.
A new shipping business has moved in across from City Hall. Safe Ship, owned by Dave and Edy Levey, offers a full suite of shipping services.
"We're providing a full service of packing and shipping," Dave Levey said. "We utilize Fed Ex, U.S. Postal Service, UPS and DHL, and post office boxes."
Kwik Kopy Printing has been around for years, but they've moved south a bit to 28570 Marguerite, Suite 108.
"We were looking for a place with a big door," owner said.
The back wall of the new location is actually a giant door. The former mayor says he wants to start running electric delivery carts out of the business.
"We're going green baby, we're thinking green," he said.
PIN AND BOBALICIOUS
Neda and Hamid Khorrami opened a new boba hangout 11 weeks ago, and they plan to open a sports grill this summer.
Boba-lish-es at 25108 Marguerite Parkway near La Paz Road was actually the idea of the owners' two children, who attend and .
"I was driving up to Irvine every single night for them to get boba," Neda Khorrami said.
So she moved the boba closer to home and hired her children and 11 others to help run the place. Things are off to a good start, she said: "In 11 weeks, it’s like the business has been around for five years. So I’m very proud."
The Khorramis are also opening Pin inside the Gateway Center next to on the corner of Alicia and Jeronimo.
Neda said Pin has been ready to open for three weeks, but the landlord must approve the menu first. She said the sports bar and grill will be open "by July 1 for sure."
The owners plan to donate part of the proceeds from each business to local schools.
BALL PARK PIZZA
This is what the city says: "The Planning and Transportation Commission on July 9 will consider an application for a 4,131-square-foot Ball Park Pizza restaurant in the Mission Foothill Marketplace on Los Alisos. The proposed restaurant would include a 320-square foot patio seating area along the front (east) elevation. Planning and Transportation Commission meetings are held in the Council Chamber at City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m."
It's not clear whether this is the same .
JOS. A. BANK
Men's clothing shop Jos. A. Bank will open a 7,000-square-foot shop at 28311 Marguerite Parkway, according to the city.
Jos. A. Bank offers tailored men's clothes and casual ware. The chain has 550 stores across the country.
A Laguna Niguel embroidery in business since 1992 is opening up shop in Mission Viejo at 23322 Madero. According to the city, they're opening in a 1,728-square-foot space inside the High Park office area July 1.
CLUB CAFE BAKERY
A bakery celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting June 6. Club Cafe Bakery can be found at 26501 La Paz Road.
If you've been near the Jeronimo/La Paz intersection lately, you've probably seen a new Chase bank opening there.
"The new Chase Bank that is under construction at 25112 Marguerite Parkway is expected to open on August 7," according to the city.