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New Mission Gift Shop Opens Saturday

If you aren’t going to be in Laguna Niguel mooning passing Amtrak trains, you might consider a more respectable way to spend your Saturday.  Consider visiting the new gift shop at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, which opens to the public this Saturday, July 13 at 10 AM.  The Patch has an article and photos here.  The former gift shop site (which required visitors to pay admission to the Mission to access) will become museum space.  The new gift shop is accessible from Ortega.  Congratulations to the Mission!

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