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You are invited to join us in Temecula Valley, Southern California’s Wine Country, to experience everything this incredible destination has to offer. Whether you’re here to play, work, explore, or simply relax, Temecula Valley has many surprises for you. Just a short drive from major Southern Californian destinations, you will find yourself among prize-winning vineyards and a burgeoning community of active, fun-loving, friendly citizens. Less than 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Temecula Valley is noted for its casual and picturesque wine region and features a wide variety of events, attractions, and amenities. Temecula Valley is a place where people make connections, refresh, and enjoy numerous entertainment opportunities. While each visit promises a rich, new experience, it’s always enhanced by the sunny, relaxed spirit synonymous with Southern California.
Stroll along Old Town Temecula’s wooden boardwalks and shop the specialty boutiques, antique stores, and art galleries. History buffs, antique collectors, and window shoppers can take a step back in time wandering the streets of Old Town Temecula while viewing rustic buildings and storefronts reminiscent of the historic, golden West of the 1880s.
Today’s Old Town Temecula reflects the juxtaposition of old and new with upscale dining, retail, and entertainment options, as well as a new civic center. Some of its major events include the Rod Run classic car show, Bluegrass Festival, Western Days & Chili Cook-off, Festival of the Arts, Hot Summer Nights featuring top local bands and outdoor concerts, the Outdoor Quilt Show and Holiday Lights with open-air ice skating. Also, every Saturday year-round a certified Farmers Market features fresh, local produce and hand-crafted items for your shopping pleasure.
The Mercantile Building in Temecula was constructed in 1885 using bricks from an abandoned Wolf Valley brick factory, on a lot Philip Pohlman won in a lottery. Pohlman opened a general merchandise store, which he then sold to his clerk, George Burnham. In the 1970s, it became an antique store. More recently, it was converted into an intimate theatrical venue where Cabaret at The Merc makes its home.
The Old Town Temecula Community Theatre is located in Old Town Temecula at 42051 Main Street, Temecula, CA, 92590. The theatre is located behind the Mercantile Building which houses the Box Office.
Take Interstate 15 North. Exit at CA-79 S/Temecula Parkway.
Turn left onto Temecula Parkway and pass under the freeway.
Turn right onto Old Town Front Street and follow signs for Old Town Temecula.
Turn left onto Main Street, at the stop sign. The Mercantile Building is on the right.
Take Interstate 91 East to Interstate 15 South. Exit at Rancho California Road.
Turn right onto Rancho California Road and merge immediately to the far left lane.
Turn left onto Old Town Front Street and proceed into Old Town.
Turn right onto Main Street, at the second stop sign.
The Mercantile Building is on the right.
Parking is available in the parking lot just beyond The Mercantile Building before you reach the bridge. Several handicap-accessible spaces are available in the lot. There is also free street parking all over Old Town and a parking garage just 2 blocks away.
Places to eat before or after the show:
Baily’s – Upscale dining featuring California/Continental cuisine. (951) 676 – 9567
Public House – A historic home converted into a gastropub serving excellent food, beer and wine. Indoor and garden seating with outdoor woodfire grill. (951) 676 – 7305
Rosa’s Cantina – Authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. Known as “the place where locals eat”, family owned since 1991. (951) 695 – 2428
Soro’s Mediterranean Grill – Mediterranean Greek, French, Italian, and Spanish food. A little bit of everything! Sun – Thurs 11am-8pm (951) 587 – 8082
The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse & Saloon – “Old Town’s Classic Steak & Seafood.” Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy Hour everyday. Casual-fine dining at its best! (951) 699 – 2895
Luke’s on Front – American fusion style dining. Large outdoor setting, bottle service and a glowing firepit. Family run business. (951) 699 – 9900
Perfect getaways to stay the night:
Embassy Suites – 29345 Rancho California Rd. (951) 676 – 5656
Pechanga Resort & Casino – 45000 Pechanga Parkway (888) 732 – 4264
Hampton Inn & Suites – 28190 Jefferson Ave (951) 506 – 2331
Temecula Creek Inn – 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd. (951) 694 – 1000
Ponte Vineyard Inn – 35001 Rancho California Rd. (951) 587 – 6688
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa – 34843 Rancho California Rd. (951) 587 – 9463