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California Closet to open new La Jolla showroom — California Closets, the leader in custom home storage solutions and an authority in design, is opening a new 1,375-square-foot showroom and design center showroom at 7603 Girard Ave. in September.

The new center will feature unique storage solutions to include closets, pantries, media centers and home offices. The showroom will showcase innovative designs and new materials, including Italian Tesoro finishes inspired by fashion, and high-gloss acrylic panels.

“We are especially excited to join REBA (Real Estate Brokers Association) and connect ourselves with the La Jolla real estate community,” said Gary and Jeane Perantoni, design consultants and business development directors for California Closets.

The Perantonis said bringing in an expert designer from California Closets adds credibility and authenticity to the sale, introducing the client to an internationally trusted brand and expert in home organizing and storage systems. 

“A relationship with us assists brokers and agents in preparing a home to sell more quickly by adding additional value, and for buyers, expanding their vision of their new home; seeing first-hand how the new space can work most effectively for them,” the Perantonis said.

The showroom hours will be Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays by appointment only. Complimentary design consultations are available by calling (858) 695-0882 or by visiting

For more than 30 years, California Closets has designed custom storage solutions for every room in the home. With locations in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, it is the largest custom storage company in the world, known for intuitive organization, innovative design and a commitment to creating an exemplary customer experience.

Cooking classes, culinary products, coming to La Jolla — Seattle-based Sur La Table, a culinary shop offering cooking classes, is scheduled to open a 6,563-square-foot retail store at 7643 Girard Ave. in La Jolla on Aug. 28.

Celebrating a 40-year legacy, Sur La Table in La Jolla’s Design District will employ more than 20 full- and part-time employees.

The new Sur La Table is located near Vons and Jonathan’s supermarkets, as well as Roche-Bobois furnishing store.

Since its beginnings in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1972, Sur La Table has believed that the kitchen is the center of the home. With more than 100 stores nationwide, Sur La Table stocks hard-to-find, premium-quality brands and culinary products for the experienced cook, as well as staple items for new cooks.

With cooking classes in more than 40 locations, Sur La Table operates the largest avocational cooking school nationwide.

Sur La Table is moving into the space of current tenant K&D Home furnishings, which is moving into a smaller space in the same building.

There are two other Sur La Table outlets in San Diego County, one in Fashion Valley and the other at Carsbad Premium Outlets.

Sur La Table also has a catalog and gift registry, details of which are available online at 

New law firm opens in La Jolla — Gamez Law Firm, a firm focused exclusively in attorney-negotiated debt settlement, opened at 4225 Executive Square, Suite 600, on Aug. 1. 

Founded by La Jolla resident Daniel Gamez, the firm provides legal services to individuals and businesses with both minor and significant debt issues, with a focus on small-business, credit card, second mortgage, medical and personal student loan debt settlements.

“Many San Diegans are currently facing financial hardship as a result of complex and excessive unsecured debt,” said Gamez, who has worked exclusively in the consumer debt arena for nearly eight years.  “What makes us different is that we work to provide an alternative to bankruptcy for our clients through negotiated debt settlement, which is often the most efficient and cost-effective solution for eliminating unsecured debt.”

Gamez has spent the majority of his career representing some of the country’s largest financial institutions, including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo, and GMAC Mortgage as a creditor defense litigator. Working on the other side of the system has afforded him insights that allow him to effectively negotiate with creditors.

“We understand that our clients are real people with real problems ... Our top priority is helping our clients get their lives back, a life free of debt,” Gamez said.

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