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Dana Point Doesn’t Let COVID Slow Redevelopment Plans

Dana Point is moving forward with rezoning and infrastructure plans, and even added two new restaurants despite COVID, according to Mayor Joe Muller. In addition, the city has been transformed with several developments.

James Cole of Ohana Real Estate Investors bought the Monarch Beach resort for $497 million and converted it to a Waldorf Astoria, James Best of Live Nation brought the recurring Ohana Festival to Doheny and Jason Check of Raintree Partners opened the luxury multifamily community Prado West this year in the Lantern District.

Keagan Banks of Station Craft said he was drawn to the Lantern District because of the new development, adding that the site is the first in the city to combine a brewery and fine dining. Chef Danielle Kuhn of new restaurant, Giana, plans to relocate Maison to the Lantern District as well, thanks to a strong partnership with Prado West developer Raintree.

Other new Lantern District tenants are Station Brewery + Kitchen and Rip Curl North America.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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