Category Archives: San Diego Union Tribune

First Look at Plans for $200M East Village Development

A Maryland-based company unveiled plans Wednesday for a more than $200 million development in East Village that would include apartments, office space and room for retail. The Foulger-Pratt Companies project — for now called Block F Makers Quarter — would be 32 stories and take up an entire block bounded by 15th and 16th streets between F […]

Inside Block D: Downtown’s distinctive new office development

“It’s not too much of a stretch to say that Block D is a really critical part of the Makers Quarter planning process” Mark Cafferty, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. Small though it may be, the brand new 60,000-square-foot office development in East Village’s Makers Quarter is envisioned as the […]

Co-working Giant Leases Half of Building in East Village

The lease signing underscores the continued popularity of alternative work spaces, where open formats, stylish furniture and beer taps cater to young professionals and their preferred way of work life. Spaces, the cooler co-working offshoot of shared office space giant Regus, has inked a deal to occupy 33,806 square feet at Block D, the recently completed […]

Huge ‘eatertainment’ complex Punch Bowl Social debuts in East Village

Punch Bowl Social, one of the hottest restaurants in the fast-growing, millennial-focused “eatertainment” industry, will open its doors Saturday night in East Village’s Makers Quarter district. The 23,500-square-foot two-tiered complex — built inside a long-abandoned boxing gym at 1485 E St. — combines a made-from-scratch restaurant and three bars with eight bowling lanes, karaoke rooms, vintage […]

Punch Bowl Social comes to San Diego’s artsy, gritty Makers Quarter

An overhaul of the neighborhood is being led by Lankford & Associates, Hensel Phelps and HP Investors. They are building Makers Quarter, which they see as a “community of entrepreneurs, artists and makers.” Colorado-based “eatertainment” chain is embracing a historic building in one of downtown San Diego’s grittier sections and becoming a stakeholder in the […]

Makers Quarter: Sunshaded offices, hipster hangouts

by Roger Showley May 21, 2017, 3:15 PM Makers Quarter, the five-block gentrifying section of East Village, is already making its mark. The Coliseum, where Archie Moore once boxed, is turning into a hipster hangout with eight bowling lanes, two karaoke setups, craft cocktails and “scratch food.” The first housing project, seven-story, 265-unit Broadstone Makers Quarter due […]

Grand Pacific going grand again

Roger Showley Contact Reporter February 1, 2016, 4:52 PM The historic Grand Pacific Hotel building, one of the earliest properties to be restored in the Gaslamp Quarter, has been sold for $6.8 million, and its new owner vows to make it grand again. “The building is in a little bit of disrepair,” said Sumeet Parekh, managing […]