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Del Mar opens new welcome center for community

DEL MAR — The Village of Del Mar announces the opening of the new Del Mar Community & Visitor Center at 1104 Camino Del Mar, Suite 1, across from City Hall.Come join the community at The Del Mar Village Association-sponsored grand opening celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 with wine and tapas. Residents interested in volunteering at the new center should call (858) 735-3650 or e-mail [email protected].

The Visitor Center is open during the winter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and will have extended hours starting in the spring.

The new center, staffed by the Del Mar Village Association, will provide information on hotels, dining, special events and activities in Del Mar. On display will be Village walking maps, visitors’ guides, restaurant menus and downtown community and special events information.

“We’re happy to have a visible location in the heart of Del Mar that will not only serve as an information gathering place for locals but will assist visitors as they explore our Village,” said Mathew Bergman, president of the Del Mar Village Association.

In the future, the DMVA plans to sell Del Mar gifts such as holiday ornaments, wine glasses, license plate frames, water bottles and signature Del Mar surf wax.

The Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) is a non-profit organization made up of Del Mar residents, business owners and property owners who are dedicated to working together to enhance the vitality of the Village while preserving the community’s history and character.