The City of Menifee, along with co-hosts Made Local and the Mt. San Jacinto
College (MSJC) Foundation, will be presenting the second annual “Shop the Block”, a small
business pop-up event highlighting some favorite local businesses of the Menifee community. The
event will take place at the Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee Campus (28237 La Piedra Road) on
Saturday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to “Shop Local” from a variety of curated vendors including
local goods, handcrafted items, exceptional merchandise, delightful treats, and more! With all the
unique goods available, the event is a perfect place to kickstart your holiday shopping. Shoppers
will also have a wide selection of local food vendors at their fingertips, serving fresh and delicious
eats. While taking a break to grab some refreshments, attendees can enjoy live entertainment
performing throughout the event.
Shop the Block brings community members together to discover local businesses, support the local
economy, and empower the small business community just in time for “Shop Small Business
Saturday” in the month of November, traditionally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
In spirit of the season of giving, the Eagles Landing Center, which provides meals and necessities
for students in need, will be collecting non-perishable food items in exchange for a train ride ticket
and grocery store gift cards in exchange for entry into the grand prize raffle. Participants can also
enter the grand prize raffle by participating in “Shop the Block Bingo” throughout the event.
“Shop the Block is a great opportunity for the community to support local businesses and enjoy
unique goods not found in common brick and mortar stores,” said Gina Gonzalez, Economic
Development Director. “For local businesses, this is an opportunity to gauge the popularity of their
brand or product and explore options for opening a storefront in Menifee. It also assists our local
entrepreneurs with growing a customer base and support for their talent or business idea.”