Fallbrook’s historic Hardware Store on the corner of Main and Alvarado burned down individuals 1987, leaving a vacant lot filled with broken concrete and weeds. The lot was offered to the Fallbrook Village Association (FVA) at no down payment and at cost. The idea of creating a Park on that corner had been a dream for some time, so the FVA welcomed the chance to make this wish come true. Vince Ross, Bill Ross and Craig Grimm formed a real estate holding company to negotiate the property transfer to the non-profit FVA. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and local businesses, the Square opened in 2000. Landscape Architect Jay Mulder designed The Village Square for special events and vending activities.
The Square is privately owned by the Fallbrook Village Association and is dedicated to the People of Fallbrook for their use. In addition to honoring Fallbrook’s military hero’s, the Square features public art, a chess board, beautiful landscaping, tables and chairs, umbrellas, lighting and a fountain.
In 2012 the Square was renamed Vince Ross Village Square in honor of long-time volunteer Vince Ross whose vision and dedication made this dream a reality for the residents of Fallbrook.
Today our beautiful Square is receiving the tender, loving care of volunteer Cheryl Pizzo. You can see Cheryl in the Square weekly, cleaning and weeding the flower beds, adding new flowering plants, feeding them, and tending to the irrigation. The community is so grateful to Cheryl for her commitment to this town jewel! It’s volunteers like Cheryl that make Fallbrook such a great Village.
The cost for maintaining the Square (taxes, insurance, utilities and maintenance) comes from sales of engraved Bricks and Stars which pave the Square. You can purchase an engraved Brick for $125.00 or a Star for $300.00. While the Square is open to the public daily, it is also available to rent for private events.
If you would like to support this town jewel by buying a Brick or Star, call Cheryl Pizzo at (760) 468-2218.