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History of Citrus City Grille

A History of Old Towne Orange – In Brief orange groves mid- 1800′s

Old Orange

Old Towne Orange in 1909

The City of Orange was originally called Richland. Agriculture and livestock were its mainstay, although raisins were its largest source of income in 1886.

The first orange trees were planted in 1872. The City’s name was changed a year later, after the U. S. Postal Service complained that the name was similar to another postal service in Sacramento.

Legend has it that four gentlemen; A. Glassell, A. B. Chapman and two others played a poker game, with the winner naming the town. (A. Glassell grew up in Orange County, VA). Guess who won the game?

1886 - Built in 1886 by D. C. Pixley, 122 North Glassell was the second brick building in all of Orange. Pixley Hardware opens, owned by D. C. Pixley, President and Paul Kogler, Vice President

1909 - D. C. sells the business to his son and it continues as the Pixley Furniture Company

1919 - Fordson Tractor Agency in business

1922 - Daniel’s Food Market begins servicing the citizens of Orange and remains until the 1960′s

1970′s – Aames Rents and Sells, a party rentals and sick room rentals business occupies the building until the mid-1980′s

1985 - Chris and Mary Barner open the Stained Glass Eye, a stained glass and lead glass studio

1990′s – The Old Towne Antique Mall, a collaboration of antique dealers, remains until 1995

1996 - Citrus City Grille, three friends from Old Towne built the modern restaurant as a neighborhood destination

2000 - With a lot of enthusiasm and years of restaurant business experience, Steve Tsirtsis and Steve Xenos take over the Citrus City Grille. They renovate the concept and the menu to create the “new look” of the restaurant. These renovations promise a lot of extraordinary and outrageous tastes to come.

2005 – Citrus City Grille expands by opening its second location in Riverside County.

CCG selected the Riverside Plaza for its new home due to the similarity to Orange. Riverside is rich in the history of California’s growth. This bustling plaza is the Inland Empire’s newest Lifestyle-Entertainment District.

2008 - Citrus City Grille opens its third location and second restaurant in the Inland Empire, in Corona at The Promenade, Dos Lagos.

The Promenade is Corona’s first lifestyle center which brings unique specialty retail to the southern Inland Empire area to meet the needs of the growing and increasingly affluent population.

Please join us and experience “Outrageous Dining and Cocktails” in Corona, CA.

Citrus City Grille’s promise is to offer creative cuisine with excellent service in a fun and unique atmosphere.

We can host all types of events including, but not limited to:

  • Political Fundraisers
  • Corporate Luncheons and Dinners
  • Awards Banquets
  • Receptions
  • In-flight Catering

We will cater an event at your location or rent our entire restaurant, as we can accommodate large groups and off-site catering is limitless. From the smallest to the most grand, your event is important to us.

Citrus City Grille in Orange

CCG Orange, CA - 1996 to today

Citrus City Grille Riverside, CA - 2005

Citrus City Grille Riverside, CA - 2005

Citrus City Grille Corona, CA - 2008

Citrus City Grille Corona, CA – 2008