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Economic Development Roundup

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Dec 11, 2020 10:21:36 AM

Weekly to our weekly Economic Development Roundup! Despite the effects of the pandemic, business in Desert Hot Springs continues to grow.


Grocery Outlet Thrives on Palm Drive

Grocery Outlet is entering their sixth month of business, after a grand opening of their new 20,000 square foot store in July of this year. The new owners, Albert Garcia and Lorraine Limon, hired 35 employees who were all from the city, after receiving nearly 700 applications.


The store is open 7 days a week, from 7 am to 10 pm. Grocery Outlet carries a large selection of frozen, organic food and has a large wine selection of 200 types of wines. The store features a “Power Wall “up front of healthy food. Their store also includes a pet food section and carries some non-grocery items, such as linens. grocery outlet


"We feel the excitement of a growing community, and are looking forward to growing with it," Albert and Lorraine said. 


Albert and Lorraine emphasize a strong community focus. They support Food Now and are also joining with Sushi Bella to participate in the 2nd Annual 12 Days of Christmas Toy Drive. Gift cards are suggested for the toy drive for the safety for our children. If you would like to donate, please drop off gift cards at the UPS Store located at 14080 Palm Dr. Ste. D Desert Hot Springs.


Earlier this year they delivered $5 Off Hero Cards to police and fire, and supported eight families in need with $100 gift cards. They offer special Veteran parking, used a local printing firm for signs, and designed their store uniform shirts to include the local high school colors.


Please continue to support this growing local business!



First Time Homebuyer Workshops

As a follow-up item regarding the First Time Homebuyers Program (, we are sharing the list of providers recommended by the County of Riverside, and the date/time of the final class of the year offered by the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County. These classes are required for participation in the First Time homebuyers program.


Please note: The final class offered by the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County is a webinar on December 19, from 8-12 AM. You can sign up by calling: 1-800-655-1812, or 951-682-6581.


Contact Denise Hamet, Economic Development Manager, for additional information.; Cell phone 760-399-6709






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