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Looking for ways to improve your events, in need of helpful car tips, or just want to read up on what’s happening at The Centre? Take a look through our provided blog posts for added inspiration and information for everyday life.

Book The Centre’s Newest Venue for your Holiday Party Today

What a great year it has been at The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido. In fact, this year has been so fabulous that we are ending it with a bang! We are proud and excited to announce the official opening of a brand new indoor event space.

Our newest space, Diamond Ridge, is a 4,000 sq. ft. ballroom with room for up to 250 guests. Italian stone and chandeliers abound in this refined, yet comfortable venue. Every type of grand event can be accommodated, from weddings to concerts, quinceneras, corporate holiday parties, retreats and more. In addition, there is a holding kitchen for full catering services and plenty of natural light that comes from the large windows and glass corridor. Diamond Ridge also boasts ultramodern audio and visual equipment easy for presentations, movie showings, or use by a DJ.

In fact, right now if you book your holiday party to be held on a Sunday through Wednesday you’ll receive 20% off the venue fee!* Your guests will also receive a free glass of champagne upon arrival compliments of Vintana Wine+Dine—the award-winning restaurant that sits atop The Centre—if you have your event catered by them.

At The Centre Escondido, we are more than just a luxury car dealership—we are three levels of unique and beautiful space.

Come in for a tour, we’d be happy to show you around and help you decide which venue is right for your event. For more information, or contact Events Coordinator, Arianna Jimenez, at 877-568-6118 or visit www.thecentreescondido.com/celebrate.

*Ask our Events Team for more information.

Experience AutoJoyment at JJ’s Boutique

AutoJoyment at The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido, has Expanded into JJ’s Boutique—a specialty shop you won’t want to miss!

The new JJ’s Boutique, located in the heart of the Lexus Escondido Service center, offers a number of exciting, fashionable, fun, and environmentally sustainable items that make for some amazing gifts!

Now, if you’re thinking ‘Wait, what? You got birthday gifts at an automotive service center that weren’t oil filters or wiper blades,’ you definitely need to get over to JJ’s Boutique to see for yourself their spectacular selection of things very beyond automobile maintenance. They carry specialty lines like Beekman goats milk beauty products, Kate Spade purses and accessories, Blue Planet sun readers and sunglasses, Shiraleah apparel, Tea Forte tea accessories, and Roost jewelry line among numerous other quality products. There’s everything from luxurious throw blankets to popular children’s picture books; cute beanies to gorgeous candle creations.

“Aside from providing merchandise that meets your every gift need, I also try to buy local, sustainable and charitable when selecting my vendors to make our store more genuine and unique in its offering to the community,” said Tracie Weston, manager of JJ’s Boutique.

In fact, JJ’s is THE place to do your holiday gift shopping if you’re looking for something special for that unique someone in your life. There are a number of beautiful winter scarves, great headbands, plus special fun Christmas-themed items that are available now.

Judy Jones-Cone, President and Founder of Lexus Escondido (among other dealership and charity entities) and namesake of JJ’s Boutique, said “I have always wanted to create a vibrant Lexus retail experience that entertains and excites our guests.  It is important to me that they enjoy their time with us.”

This dovetails nicely with the whole concept of “AutoJoyment” – blending hospitality with the automotive industry. From grabbing a cappuccino at Culture Craft Coffee as you peruse through the newest Lexus models, to getting your hair and nails done at RocknHair Salon, to having lunch with friends at the five-star Vintana wine + dine to now finding that perfect gift for someone on your way to a party after getting your car serviced. Experience AutoJoyment. Experience Lexus Escondido.

You can visit JJ’s Boutique on the 1st floor of The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido at 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029. See our website for more details at: http://www.thecentreescondido.com/shop. Plus, get social with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Business Meeting Needs for 2020

Business Meeting Needs for 2020

As we enter the last quarter of the year, it’s important to jump ahead on the planning for 2020. Impress your employees with beautiful and accommodating meeting venues at The Centre, located in Escondido, CA, where we offer various venue spaces fully equipped for all of your business needs. In fact, this month, we are upgrading our venue spaces with all-new audio & visual components! To help you decide on all of your business needs, we’re giving you a few reasons why off-site meetings can be more effective.

Change of Scenery

Meeting outside of the office can really give the employees a breath of fresh air. When getting together at a different location, everyone is forced to adapt to a new environment which prevents individuals from falling into their usual meeting routine, such as taking the same seat, staring out of the same window, etc. Therefore, creativity is sparked and ideas will flow easier through discussion.

Face-to face Communication

No more hiding behind the phone calls and emails! When you’re at an off-site meeting, you are given the opportunity to meet your colleagues in-person and able to put a face to a name. This helps create healthy professional relationships, as well as strengthen existing ones. Also, the change of scenery tends to relax employees, which can make conversations start in a smoother and more natural manner.

New Type of Learning

Off-site meetings are hardly similar to your normal office meetings. Icebreakers are usually a significant part of the conversation, because they teach individuals to step outside of their comfort zone. Breaking off into teams is another great way of learning that you usually don’t experience in your everyday environment. Typically, in your office, you work with the same group of individuals. However, at an off-site meeting, there are usually representatives from various departments. When you break off into groups, you are not only meeting new people, you are also learning how to work with unfamiliar work styles and personality types.

 

There are many benefits to planning off-site meetings for your employees. The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido and located near Temecula, CA, is available to assist you with fulfilling all of your business needs. Contact our Events Team today and begin booking for 2020!

Introducing JJ’s Boutique

It’s sparkly, new and you can walk right through! The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido, has been busy with a special project that will provide the community with some retail therapy. We are excited to announce the opening of JJ’s Boutique, housed in the heart of the Lexus Escondido service center.

Judy Jones-Cone, President of Lexus Escondido, explains her vision behind the gift shop, “I have always wanted to create a vibrant Lexus retail experience that entertains and excites our guests. It is important to me that they enjoy their time with us.”

With The Centre, Mrs. Jones-Cone has taken the car buying experience to a whole new level with entertainment, hospitality, and unparalleled service. She calls it AutoJoyment, and that’s exactly what you get at The Centre! From grabbing a cappuccino at Culture Craft Coffee & Espresso as you peruse through the newest Lexus models, to getting your hair and nails done on the second floor Rock ‘n’ Hair Salon, to having lunch with friends at the Vintana Wine & Dine to now finding that perfect gift for someone on your way to a party after getting your car serviced. “We strive not only for excellence in product and service, but also to make it entertaining and exciting to do business with Lexus Escondido. JJ’s Boutique is one component of our fulfillment of the AutoJoyment experience at Lexus Escondido,” explains Mrs. Jones-Cone.

Among the numerous brands JJ’s Boutique will be carrying are Beekman, goats milk beauty products, Kate Spade purses and accessories, Blue Planet sun readers and sunglasses, Shiraleah apparel, Tea Forte tea accessories, and Roost jewelry.

Tracie Weston, manager of JJ’s Boutique boasts about the variety of items, “Aside from providing merchandise that meets your every gift need, I also tried to buy local, sustainable and charitable merchandise when selecting my vendors to make our store more genuine and unique in its offering to the community.”

This gift shop definitely has something special about it; with the beautiful space, an immediate weight is lifted. It may be the soft glow of the accent lighting or the pleasing visual appearance of the products in store or the smiling faces of the gift shop attendants, but whatever it is JJ’s Boutique is sure to put a smile on your face.

You can visit this dazzling new gift shop on the first floor of The Centre! Or, learn more by clicking HERE!

New Event Venue & More are Coming

New Event Venue & More are Coming

The Centre’s new Diamond Ridge room, a 4,000 sq. ft venue, will be opening November, 2019. Featuring Italian stone, chandeliers, and ultramodern audio and visual components, it makes for an elegant, yet comfortable setting. With a seating capacity of up to 250 guests, it’s a perfect location for your wedding, quinceañera or special event. We are booking up quickly for our 2019 holiday season; inquire now for pricing and availability!

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Marvelous March at The Centre!

What a blast The Centre had in the month of March!

We launched our special events series last month with our collaboration with 97.3 The Fan! Our event kicked off with everyone’s favorite afternoon show, Gwynn and Chris, broadcasting live on our showroom floor! Loyal fans packed into The Centre to catch all of the live action. Lucky fans even got to meet the dynamic duo and get their photos and autographs!

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