New restaurants, and office buildings changing hands in Pacific Beach
There have been many recent changes in businesses and their locations in Pacific and Mission beaches. Some information in this report was provided by The Franco Realty Group, which can be reached at 858-717-1697.
• The Carl’s Jr. at 1375 Garnet Ave., which closed a couple of months ago and is now fenced off, is being remodeled and converted into a Mexican restaurant.
• Word has it that the now-closed Good Time Charlie’s restaurant/bar at 910 Grand Ave. could be converted into a new restaurant format by the Kam family, who previously owned China Inn at 877 Hornblend St. The cuisine of the restaurant-to-be is not yet known. However, the name China Inn is now copyrighted and cannot be reused.
• The old China Inn site is being redeveloped by Mark Oliver, formerly part of the executive team at George’s La Jolla, into a new more upscale eatery, though few details have been disclosed. Oliver said he expects his new restaurant to open sometime this fall. The 5,900-square-foot corner property is being “reimagined” by two local architectural firms, Golba Archicture Inc. of Pacific Beach and David Robinson Design of Bird Rock. Both have been engaged, respectively, to handle exterior and interior design.
• Jinya Ramen Bar, with other locations in Los Angeles and Hillcrest, is reportedly also coming to Pacific Beach. Capital Real Estate Ventures’ Justin Earley confirmed the noodle shop will be taking over Oggi’s Pizza at 825 Garnet Ave. New construction is hoped to be completed by mid-August or September.
• Pacific Beach Shore Club at 4343 Ocean Blvd. is opening a new deck and an additional bar this weekend above the boardwalk, offering an extra 1,800 square feet of outdoor space to the beachfront eatery. PB Shore Club owner Billy Ramirez, who also runs PB Fish Shop, said the deck project has been six years in the making.
• Sugar & Scribe’s former location on Garnet Avenue has been filled with PB Bakery and Cafe. The Italian-influenced bakery specializes in pastries, cookies, tarts and custom cakes and will be expanding into a savory menu of breakfast and sandwiches.
• Board & Brew, which first opened in Del Mar in 1979 and has locations spanning from Scripps Ranch and Carlsbad to Orange County, has expanded its popular sandwich shop to 4516 Mission Blvd. Craft brews are expected soon.
• A mixed-use development, retail on the ground floors with condos above, is being developed next door to U.S. Bank at 1606 Grand Ave. The site was previously used for jet ski rentals.
• The mixed-use 3,194-square-foot commercial building located at 1146-1148 Garnet Ave. has been sold for $694,000 cash to Canadian investor Elena Savella. The property includes two detached leased retail buildings and one detached 2,200-square-foot three-bed, three-bathroom apartment.
• Tony Franco, president of The Franco Realty Group, and Dan Moore represented the seller of the 12,000-square-foot mixed-use retail and office building on the signalized corner of Garnet Avenue and Fanuel Street. The 25-tenant, mixed-use shopping center at 1277 Garnet Ave. has been sold for $2.57 million. The buyer was the Abeles Family Trust, and the seller was the Rose Revocable Trust.
The seller currently occupies the downstairs medical center, the Pacific Beach Urgent Care, which signed a new five-year lease agreement with the buyer. The building is also anchored by Freedom Bikes and has 23 executive offices upstairs. The sale included a separate 9,375-square-foot parking lot with 30 onsite parking spaces.
• The office condo at 2207 Garnet Ave. Unit I has been sold for $240,000 cash to DAV Energy Solutions Inc. The 1,129-square-foot office condo is on the signalized corner of Garnet Avenue and Olney Street. The two-story office space includes four individual offices, built in cabinets, one restroom, and a spacious private loft with skylights. The purchase also included a receptionist area and reserved onsite parking spaces. DAV Energy Solutions is a consulting firm specializing in energy reduction, building commissioning and construction management.
• Graphic Lab Inc., a T-shirt printing and design company, is relocating their office headquarters to 2707 Garnet Ave. Their factory that prints more than 20,000 shirts per day will remain in Miramar.