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Biz News: Old Vine restaurant has a new spot at the Camp in Costa Mesa

Co-owners Kate Perry and chef Mark McDonald, stand in the dining room of new Old Vine Cafe in Costa
Co-owners Kate Perry and chef Mark McDonald stand in the dining room of Old Vine Kitchen & Bar at the Camp in Costa Mesa.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Old Vine Cafe has moved to a new location at the Camp in Costa Mesa and has a new name, Old Vine Kitchen & Bar.

The new digs, next to its former spot, increase the restaurant’s square footage from 1,650 to 3,000. The new location was formerly used by Ecco Pizzeria & Bar.

For the record:
10:25 AM, Feb. 14, 2019 The original headline on this article incorrectly stated that the Old Vine restaurant is at the Lab. Actually it is at the Camp.

Old Vine now features a bar serving classic cocktails, as well as a dining room-like seating area and patio space. New menu items include bar bites.

The address is 2937 Bristol St., Suite A-103.


Peruvian-Japanese restaurant coming to Costa Mesa

Costa, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, is coming to Costa Mesa’s South Coast Metro district.

The restaurant plans to open in the spring at 650 Anton Blvd., the Orange County Register reported.

It will be run by Kay Ayazi and Jose Gutierrez, operators of Eqeko Cocina Latina, a Peruvian restaurant in Santa Ana that closed in 2017.

Newport Beach agricultural company celebrates 50 years

American Vanguard Corp., a Newport Beach-based agricultural products company, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.


The company started in 1969 as a regional contract manufacturer of agricultural chemicals, according to a news release. It now is a holding company for brands whose goals include manufacturing and marketing crop protection products.

As part of its 50th anniversary, the company is debuting new brand logos.

“Celebrating a 50-year milestone says a lot about the success of a company,” Chairman and Chief Executive Eric Wintemute said in a statement. “We move into the future strongly committed to the international growth of our business and dedicated to the industries we serve by creating unique breakthrough solutions in crop protection, public health and precision application technology.”

Newport company chosen as ticket insurance partner

Paciolan, an Irvine-based leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics services for more than 500 live-entertainment organizations, has chosen the TicketGuardian platform from Newport Beach-based Protecht for offering consumer ticket insurance.

“We look forward to enabling our clients to offer ticket insurance to their fans and patrons,” Kim Damron, president and chief executive of Paciolan, said in a statement. “The integrated TicketGuardian services will allow buyers to purchase tickets with confidence and know they are covered if unexpected circumstances arise.”

Protecht founder and CEO Bryan Derbyshire said, “We are very proud to become [Paciolan’s] exclusive ticket insurance partner and look forward to helping its clients offer additional choice and peace of mind to consumers.”

Local organizations get help from Mother’s Market

Costa Mesa-based Mother’s Market & Kitchen is donating $8,278 to support Orange County organizations, according to a news release.

The funds came from a “Mother’s Love” fundraising event series in January.


The recipients include the Huntington Beach/Seal Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Arts and Learning Conservatory in Costa Mesa and UC Irvine Health’s Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.

Newport firm acquires industrial properties

Newport Beach-based BKM Capital Partners recently acquired several industrial properties in California and Arizona for a combined $138.7 million, according to a news release.

They include a Fullerton business center, the Del Abeto Commerce Center in Carlsbad and Waples Industrial Centre in San Diego’s Sorrento Mesa.