With old Marie Callender’s is gone, property is ready for someone to breathe new life into it

The old Marie Callender’s at Rancho California and Ynez roads is seen in the process of being demolished, Jan. 4. Valley News/Will Fritz photo
Temecula’s old Marie Callender’s is no more, but the owners of the centrally located real estate the restaurant once sat on are in search of a new business or businesses to put the property to some use. Local residents may have noticed the building that once housed the pie-focused restaurant chain across the street from the Temecula Duck Pond being demolished the week of Jan. 4. Now, an empty pad is all that remains of what was once a familiar landmark to those exiting the freeway at Rancho California Road. The building had been empty for some time – Marie Callender’s closed its Temecula restaurant in April 2019 amid bankruptcy and restructuring that left more than two dozen other locations shuttered across California, Nevada and Utah. The owners of the site, which was lea
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