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Sol y Mar Restaurant Now Open in Perris

Perris Mayor Daryl Busch and Sol y Mar owners Oscar and Sandra Torres prepare to cut the ribbon at the restaurant’s grand opening while City Councilwoman Joanne Evans looks onPerris Mayor Daryl Busch and Sol y Mar owners Oscar and Sandra Torres prepare to cut the ribbon at the restaurant’s grand opening while City Councilwoman Joanne Evans looks on.

Perris Mayor Daryl Busch led a contingent of City dignitaries and administrators at this week’s ribbon cutting for Sol y Mar restaurant, a steak and seafood eatery that officials say is exactly the kind of place needed to attract families and business clientele.

The mayor was joined by Perris City Councilwoman Joanne Evans, Planning Commissioner Dave Stuart, Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Dapice, City Manager Richard Belmudez and several other Perris administrators. Ted Norton, chief executive officer of the Perris Valley Chamber of Commerce, also attended the official opening.

In remarks made during a luncheon at Sol y Mar, Busch said the new business represents the sit-down family restaurant that Perris is committed to attracting. The Mayor also presented a certificate of appreciation to owners Oscar and Sandra Torres.

“I’ve eaten here and I can tell you the food is good and the prices are reasonable,” Busch said. “I enjoyed the food, I enjoyed the hospitality and I want to wish you much success. I am glad this restaurant is open. It is really nice addition to the dining choices for the people of Perris.”

Evans said she believes Sol y Mar is perfectly suited to accommodate business gathering from civic and community groups.

“I am very glad this restaurant is here, I am tickled to death to welcome you to Perris and I wish you all the success in the world.”

Oscar Torres said he grew up in the restaurant business, spending 38 years in the industry. He and his wife previously operated restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. Although the ribbon-cutting this week marked the business’ official grand opening, Sol y Mar has been operating for several weeks and has earned praise from its customers.

He said he and his wife already have made friends in the City and look forward to a long and prosperous future.

“We have met some really great people who really care about this community,” Oscar Torres said. “They don’t just say they care, they really mean it.”