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The community is invited to experience Rancho Mission Viejo’s newest shopping center, Sendero Marketplace, located on the corner of Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway, during the center’s grand opening celebration on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are very excited to bring the community of Rancho Mission Viejo together to celebrate the grand opening of Sendero Marketplace,” said Jud Dutrisac, chief operating officer of Westar Associates. “With Gelson’s planned opening prior to the holidays, Sendero Marketplace will now provide the community with grocery and specialty goods, along with a variety of other shopping, dining and services to meet the daily needs of the community.”

The Sendero Marketplace grand opening event follows the Gelson’s grand opening event, which is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. Gelson’s will continue their grand opening festivities throughout the weekend on Friday and Saturday.

The grand opening of the center, located at 30721 Gateway Place in Rancho Mission Viejo, will feature a variety of activities for children and adults, including face painting, crafts, games, product samples, refreshments, live music from the Mike Moody Jazz Trio, an open house at Sendero Animal Hospital, Sport Clips handouts for free MVP Haircuts to new clients, site tours offered by Mission Wellness Corner, buy-one-get-one offers at Nekter Juice Bar, goodie bag handouts from Ben White Orthodontics, and more.

Retailers currently open or scheduled to open at Sendero Marketplace by Dec. 2 include: Gelson’s Market, Rite Aid, Starbucks, Rancho MMC, Sendero Animal Hospital, Chase Bank, The UPS Store, Sendero Nails & Lashes, Unique Accents, Sendero Dental Studio, The Powder Room, Nekter Juice Bar, Sport Clips, Mission Hospital Wellness Corner, and Memorial Care Medical Group.

Located in the heart of Rancho Mission Viejo, Sendero Marketplace serves the adjacent residential communities including the villages of Sendero and Esencia, Sendero Gateway Apartments, the upcoming Sendero Bluffs, and the upcoming Memorial Care Medical Group facility.

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