The businesses listed here are independently owned local businesses and are members of why local matters. When you patronize them, you are putting money back into your local community.






951 Fitness

Why Local Matters 951 Fitness41655 Reagan Way, Suite D
Murrieta, CA. 92562
(951) 444-8348


951 Fitness is a family owned and operated fitness center that specializes in you as an individual. Owner and fitness professional, Holly Humphreys-Reyes has an amazingly unique concept that she shares with her members. She offers enough programs, boot camps and training sessions that there is something for everyone, no matter what your personal fitness goal might be. Holly knows through experience and education that fitness is a way of life and she is passionate about helping our local community be a happier and healthier place.

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All American Termite and Pest Control

29908 Pacific Channel Way
Sun City, CA. 92586
(951) 672-9711

All American Termite and Pest Control is said to be the best pest control service in the Temecula Valley. They offer residential and commercial pest control and they are always open. Their motto: “We have a license to kill anything with more than 4 legs”.

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Artisan’s PalateArtisans Palate

26459 Ynez Rd., Suite C
Palm Tower Plaza
Temecula, CA. 92591


Owned and operated by entrepreneurial “exec” Pia Mafai, the Artisan’s Palate is all about connecting you with fine hand-crafted foods from regional artisans. Stop in and check out the ingenious way in which Pia shares these amazing personally chosen products and the “story” behind their creation.




Black Market Brewing Co.blackmarket

41740 Enterprise Circle N., #109
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951) 296-5039

Black Market Brewing Co. is a locally owned and operated small production brewing company here in the Temecula Valley. They produce high quality, hand crafted ales for distribution to our local bars and restaurants, and now stores.  Stop by their tasting room and meet the BMB crew and try some of their latest greatest brews.

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Brewen’s Empire Trolley

Brewen's Empire Trolley
29924 Peach Tree Court
Temecula, CA. 92592
(951) 235-2938

Brewen’s Empire Trolley
offers a unique mode of transportation and touring in the Inland Empire on their 32 passenger Boyertown and Molly trolleys. Founder, owner, operator, and long time local resident, Amy Brewen provides an incredibly memorable experience whether you are taking the daily wine tour or an evening dinner tour.  You’ll receive personalized attention, event planning and transportation from start to finish, be it for your wine tour, wedding, or Quinceanera.

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DocPros, Inc.

25220 Hancock Ave., Suite 220
Murrieta, CA. 92562
(951) 304-7738

DocPros, Inc. is a nationwide signing service with a branch right here in our little town of Murrieta. It is operated by a local family that is very involved and committed to the well being of their small community.  The Maues operate on integrity and professionalism in their business and maintain long term relationships with their clients. For all your document signing and notary needs go see the friendly staff at DocPros.

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Dorland Mountain Arts ColonyWhy Local Matters Dorland

36701 Hwy 79 So.
Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 302-3837

The Dorland Arts Colony is a secluded artist’s retreat overlooking the gorgeous Temecula Valley.  It is the perfect work place for professional, emerging or aspiring visual artists, writers, composers, and musicians.  Step back in time and be inspired.




EAT Marketplace

27535 Jefferson Ave.
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951) 694-FOOD (3663)

EAT Marketplace, otherwise known as Extraordinary Artisan Table, is just that…extraordinary, in so many ways. The restaurant is quaint and smells like your grandmother’s kitchen on a Sunday afternoon. The regular menu coupled with the daily specials leaves you with very difficult choices for your culinary delight. The ambiance is home spun just like the ingredients that go into the food. The folks at EAT are the champions of the Local Artisan Food Movement and are an inspiration for  why local matters. Also try EAT Marketplace for their amazing catering skills.



Elevate Fitness Studio

29683 New Hub Dr.,
Suite D
Menifee, CA. 92584
(951) 301-4499

Elevate Fitness Studio located in Menifee, encourages fitness and healthy living through specialized training techniques. Coming from a large chain facility, local owner, Paul David realizes the importance of focusing his business on a smaller, more individualized level. Every person receives the personal attention they need to be successful in their life changing goals.



The Gambling Cowboy

42072 Fifth St.
3rd Floor
Temecula, CA.  92590
(951) 699-2895

The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon is located appropriately in Old Town Temecula where it’s rustic decor and nostalgia fit right in. The Gambling Cowboy is the return to the classic All-American Steakhouse with it’s warm ambiance, friendly service and incomparable menu that combine to bring you an unforgettable dining experience. In keeping with the why local matters theme, the folks at The Gambling Cowboy also offer up a nice selection of our local Temecula Valley wines.



Gourmet Italia

27499 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA. 92592
(951) 676-9194

Owned and operated by Sicilian born and raised, Alessandro “Alex” Prestifilippo, Gourmet Italia is the quintessential Italian dining experience.  Gourmet Italia, “where Italy meets Temecula” offers genuine Italian dishes including some extra special recipes directly from the family cookbook. Located in Temecula, Gourmet Italia not only provides a fabulous fine dining experience but also caters to private parties and rehearsal dinners. In keeping with his Italian roots, Alex grows a lot of his own produce and food for the restaurant, including grapes for his own wine and olives for his own olive oil.



 Harvest 2U


30520 Rancho California Rd.
Suite 107-39
Temecula, CA. 92591
(951) 760-6570

Harvest 2U delivers fresh, locally grown, organic produce directly from the farm to your table.  They are part of a program called Community Supported Agriculture where a community of individuals pledges to support a farm or multiple farms and therefore share the harvest.  Begin your subscription with Harvest 2U to start saving money, eating healthy, and supporting your local community.



Keen 4 K9s

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Lakeland Village
Lake Elsinore, CA.
(951) 297-1626

Keen 4 K9s is a small, locally owned and operated dog obedience business.  Everyone wants their dogs to be well behaved and properly trained, and every dog wants the same thing for their human.  At Keen 4 K9s you can count on a customized training program for you and your dog, along with patience and understanding for your individual training needs. Keen 4 K9s also offers boarding, pet sitting and assistance in maintaining your dog’s health and happiness.



Nitza’s Pizza

42072 Fifth St.
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951) 695-4444

Nitza’s Pizza, located directly beneath The Gambling Cowboy in Old Town Temecula, serves fresh made pizza, salads, sandwiches and pasta for the hungriest of appetites. They also offer pizza-by-the-slice for the lighter fare diner. For an affordable and delicious option for the entire family, stop by and visit the friendly folks at Nitza’s.



Old Town Spice Merchants

41925 Fifth St., Suite 101OTSMlogo
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951) 587-2223
Located in our historic Old Town Temecula, sits a quaint little shop that offers an abundance of amazing and exotic spices, blends, teas, and coffees. Stop in to the Old Town Spice Merchants and give all your senses a treat while learning how to spice up your next cooking creation.



Palumbo’s Family Vineyards

40150 Barksdale Circle
Temecula, CA. 92591
(951) 676-7900

The Palumbo Family Winery and Vineyards is proudly celebrating 10 years of fine wine making here in the Temecula Valley. They are known for their sustainably farmed wine vineyards where they grow just a few grape varietals and produce a small, but popular lot of handcrafted red wines. Visit Nick and Cindy Palumbo in their warm and intimate tasting room or take a tour of the cellar to experience what makes the Palumbo Family Winery and Vineyards so genuinely special.



Renea’s Place Hand & Foot Spa

45501 Clubhouse Dr.Reneas Place
Temecula, CA. 92592
(951) 529-7271

For a personal touch when caring for your hands, nails, and feet, you need to visit Renea’s Place, a home-based spa that stands out above the rest. Renea provides everything for her client’s comfort by offering only the best manicures, pedicures & reflexology in the Temecula Valley.



Jill Roberts Art & Design Studio

Why Local Matters JRAD

Anza, CA 92539
“Serving the Temecula Valley, desert communities and surrounding areas”

Jill Roberts is a local artist who’s many talents span from decorative painting to murals to graphic design and everything in between, including painting custom cars. You can see a sample of Jill’s work at The Bank of Mexican Food in Old Town Temecula and also on her website. Be sure to check out her latest project ART PLUS VINO with Jill Roberts.



Robin’s Nest Desserts

41911 Fifth St., Suite 100
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 676-8010

Robin’s Nest specializes in fresh, homemade specialty desserts that leave your taste buds wanting even more.  Robin adds some special touches to her desserts that lead to award winning results like her lemon meringue pie with a hint of lavender and her delectable blue velvet cupcakes. Stop in for an afternoon delight and a cup of tea, or talk to her about catering your next event.



Rustico’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

29940 Hunter Rd.Why Local Matters Rusticos
Murrieta, CA. 92563
(951) 698-5151

Owned and operated by Francesco Cusimano and Joe Cusumano, Rustico’s offers a warm and friendly atmosphere that makes you feel like part of their family. Enjoy the authentic Italian dishes, all made from scratch, keeping with old world Italian tradition, just like Mama used to make. A great place for the entire family.




Soiree Custom Design and Events

SoireeMurrieta, CA. 92562


Using creativity and character, Soiree Custom Design specializes in custom floral design and special events. Whether a wedding, a soiree, or any other important event, you can count on them to magically transform your dreams into a reality. From intimate to fabulous, your event is guaranteed to be a reflection of who you are.




Spelly’s Pub & Grill

spellys40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd.
Murrieta, CA. 92562
(951) 696-2211

Spelly’s is your friendly neighborhood pub where you can go to watch the game with friends, sit at the bar and relax, play a game of darts, or bring the family in for a fresh and fabulous meal. Local owner, Joe Spellman provides pub food with a special flair, coming from his background of time spent with renowned chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Todd English. Spelly’s also offers live entertainment on the weekends, and I’m not just referring to Joe’s great Boston accent.




Spuntino Pizzeria & Delicatessen

31891 Rancho California Rd.
Suite 200
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951) 699-7722

Spuntino’s is home to Temecula Valley’s only real wood-fired pizza oven and Sicilian Pizza Man, Filippo Santangelo. Started by our favorite Gourmet Italia family, Spuntino’s offers a family dining experience that includes their famous wood fired pizza, family pasta dishes, salads, and sandwiches. For a special treat, stop in for Wine and Grub night every other Tuesday.




Temecula Night

(951) 760-8981

Temecula Night is your best resource guide for the local Inland Valley area.  They provide a full directory of dining and accommodation choices, along with a list of bars, entertainment, music, and local events.  As a full service guide, they also offer menus and reviews from local restaurants and businesses as well as an app for your phone.




Temecula Olive Oil Company

28653 Old Town Front St.
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951)  693-0607

Temecula Olive Oil Company is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 2001.  They offer “everything olive oil”, from special olive oils and vinegars to spreads, herb blends, spices, rubs, salts, lotions, lip balms, soaps, and many other homemade products.  All of their products originate from their very own olive oil ranch which is how they can assure you the best quality product.



Temecula Wellness CenterWhy Local Matters TWC

28780 Old Town Front Street, Unit D-7
Temecula, CA. 92590
(951) 699-5000
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Dr. Rondberg, owner and operator of the Temecula Wellness Center, offers members the opportunity to enhance their life and optimize their health through award- winning, scientific based lifetime wellness care using the Bioenergy Technique he has developed along with many other health methods.  The wellness center offers a clean, safe, eco-friendly wellness environment with a professional team focused on supporting each member’s journey in developing a wellness lifestyle.




Tesoro Winery

28475 Old Town Front St.
Temecula, CA.  92590
(951) 308-0000

Tesoro Winery is owned and operated by Buzz and Kimberly Olson who refer to their winery as a “Tuscan Treasure in Temecula”.  Visit them in their tasting room in Old Town Temecula to experience the ambiance of Tuscany, along with a day of tasting premium wines with friends, old and new.

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Viva Vino

Viva Vino
41955 Fifth St.
Temecula. CA. 92590
(951) 506-5953

Viva Vino Wine Bar and Tapas brings Spain to Old Town Temecula!  If the Live Latin Music on Friday and Saturday isn’t enough, then try the Salsa lessons and dancing on Thursdays. No matter what day of the week though, they offer authentic Spanish Tapas, along with a nice selection of Spanish, Argentinian, and Chilean Wines.



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WINEormous is the premier wine tour company in the Temecula Valley. Offering intimate winery tours for no more than seven people, they custom-tailor each tour. Homemade picnic linches are available for a nominal fee.

(951) 907-9701


La Bella Vita

39738 Winchester Rd.

Temecula, CA 92591


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