We’re excited to announce that, for the very first time ever, the Concert Series Program is now available online. You can go to our website to check it out under the events tab at www.LakeArrowheadVillage.co or you can go straight to the program at www.LakeArrowheadVillage.co/flipbook/ Check it out and tell us what you think!
Concert Series Updates! February 13, 2012
The 2012 Summer Concert Series is looking to have an exciting line up! We’ve got a couple new updates so see below for the most current schedule. Reservations are still available but they are going quickly, so call our office soon to make reservations. For more information about the Lake Arrowhead Village visit our website at http://www.LakeArrowheadVillage.co
5/11/12 My Own Holiday (http://www.facebook.com/myownholiday)
5/12/12 Yard Sale (www.yardsaletheband.com)
5/18/12 BackTraXX (www.backtraxxrocks.com)
5/19/12 Ghost in the Machine (www.ghostinthemachineband.com)
5/26/12 Dead Man’s Party (www.deadmansparty.com)
5/27/12 The Hollywood Stones (www.hollywoodstones.com)
5/28/12 Anderson Hall (www.andersonhallband.com) *This show is from 1-4
61/12 Tombstone Shadow (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tombstone-Shadow-A-Tribute-to-Creedence/264368980981)
6/2/12 Jim Curry: A Tribute to John Denver (www.jimcurrymusic.com)
6/8/12 Mirage Groove (www.miragegroove.com)
6/9/12 Colour My World (www.cmwchicagotribute.com)
6/15/11 All My Brothers Band (http://www.myspace.com/allmybrothersband)
6/16/11 The Dave Matthews Band Experience (www.steppingfeet.com)
6/22/12 The Shakers (www.ilovetheshakers.com)
6/23/12 Joshua Tree (www.u2jt.com)
6/29/12 The Red Not Chili Peppers (www.redhotchilipepperstribute.com)
7/6/12 Liquid Blue (www.liquid-blue.com)
7/7/12 Gold Rush Country (www.goldrushcountry.org)
7/13/12 Superlark (www.superlark.com)
7/14/12 Queen Nation (www.queennation.com)
7/20/12 Vitalogy (www.vitalogyband.com)
7/27/12 The Fenians (www.thefenians.com)
7/28/12 Martha Davis & the Motels (http://themotels.com/)
8/4/12 Desperado (www.desperadolive.com)
8/11/12 The Walking Phoenixes (www.thewalkingphoenixes.com)
8/17/12 Lights (www.lightstribute.net)
8/24/12 Antonio Pontarelli (http://www.antoniomusic.com/)
8/25/12 Which One’s Pink? (www.whichonespink.com)
8/31/12 Michael John’s Billy Joel Tribute (www.billyjoeltributeshow.com)
9/1/12 Spazmatics (http://www.thespazmatics.com/Spaz/Home.html)
9/3/12 Jay Blues Band (www.jaybluesband.com) *This show is from 1-4 pm
Black Friday Specials in Lake Arrowhead Village November 19, 2011
Come join us on Friday, November 25th for great holiday deals throughout the Lake Arrowhead Village! Enjoy the old world charm as well as beautiful scenery and great sales that can’t be found anywhere else!
Van Heusen Entire store up to 70% off. Plus take another 10-30% off most styles. Plus take another 15% off selections throughout the store. Bass All men’s and women’s shoes and boots $24.99 and up
Izod Entire store up to 70% off. Plus take another 30% off (Excludes Accessories)
Famous Footwear 20% off. See www.famousfootwear.com for details
Welcome to the Lake Arrowhead Village Blog October 6, 2011
It was a hot, muggy day, when I found myself at a local mall in search of a wedding dress. Driving into the lot in the middle of the day on a weekend, there were all of three cars spread out, and only one of them looked like it actually ran. I looked around the vast parking lot to make sure that I was in the right place, the place I used to visit as a child. Perplexed, but driven by my search, I decided to proceed to my destination.
I opened my car door to hear the tinny echo of a song coming from a single large vintage speaker from the middle of the abandoned lot. It felt like I had stepped into an apocalyptic movie. I began walking hesitantly toward the entrance of the shopping center.
The once-buzzing main hall was now empty and lifeless. Only about one out of every ten stores was occupied and even less were open for business, with shop-owners staring out of their stores with vacant eyes. I was disappointed to reach my destination only to find it among the closed shops. Previously left to my imagination, this jarring experience made me deeply contemplate our depressed economy.
I am grateful, on one hand, that being the Property Manager and Leasing Agent for the Blue Jay and Lake Arrowhead Villages, we find ourselves in occupancy levels that greatly surpass the national average. But, with it also came an acute understanding of our current economic situation with a touch of apprehension for what the future holds.
At the start of the recession, our seclusion caused us to experience the economic downturn later and to a lesser degree than most other communities. What that also means is that we will most likely experience recovery later than those communities.
The good news is that we are beginning to see signs that we are headed in the right direction–experiencing an increase in traffic in the Village and opening new businesses. Admittedly, we have recently suffered a couple of business losses (though no loss in the Village was due to lack of sales). When we look at the big picture, we are still around 80 percent occupied, which is almost 20 percent above the national average.
We feel the effect of the recession, of course. We are not immune. When a business closes, whatever the reason, living in such a small community causes those losses to affect us greatly, not only because the amount of shopping available on the mountain decreases, but because those business owners are our friends and neighbors.
But, there is something that we can do. We can get more involved. This is my purpose for starting this blog:
- to get our creative juices flowing
- to work together to rebuild our community
- We have an opportunity to bring in the businesses that we really need and desire as locals, such as an office supply and craft store or a kitchen supply store. We are the ones that know what will work. Right?
- So, I’m asking for feedback from our community… I’m asking for ideas.
I’ve contacted almost every imaginable national or outlet store, attempting to get them to expand into the Village. But demographic requirements are a tough hurdle–especially since the number of our full-time residents is decreasing.
Hope on the Horizon
What makes us really unique are our locally-run specialty stores. This is what we need to be tapping into. Recently, The Village Green opened in Lake Arrowhead Village. And Hot Shots recently opened in Blue Jay Village.
My hope is that seeing new businesses open in this economy will give others the hope and confidence they need to open their own. So, put on your thinking caps and tell me what you think!
Julie, Pacific Capital Management