With eye toward future, downtown Murrieta business owners start organizing

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A group of business owners is organizing to attract more stores and restaurants — and more customers with them — to Murrieta’s downtown area. The Downtown Murrieta Merchants and Property Owners Association held its very meeting at Wine Ranch Grill and Cellars on Washington Avenue to kick off the organization on Thursday, Feb. 6. “The Association’s vision is to stimulate public activity, attract attendance (and) revenue for downtown merchants/property owners, and be an advocate with the City of Murrieta (and) other public entities,” the association said in a news release before the meeting. At the event, Kelli Jones, a local leasing agent who also sits on Murrieta’s planning commission, gave a brief presentation on the direction Murrieta’s downtown area is headed.
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