Hillcrest

"We heard you" claim developers of Hillcrest 111

Greystar gives 10-foot step-back on Robinson

The developer whose proposed project at 7th and Robinson was rejected by Uptown planners and Hillcrest residents in April won the group's support Tuesday night by returning with compromises. "We heard you," said Jim Ivory ...

Do vacancies on University Avenue in Hillcrest signify too many eateries?

Contractor adds brick in The Wall while ephemeral eateries exit

The Hillcrest hood, with its high commercial rents and constant turnover, is hoping to fill some of its properties along the main drag of University Avenue. Realtors there often attempt to lease similar businesses, such ...

Handmade dumplings in Hillcrest?

Chinese food is on the rise in San Diego

My opinion has long been that there aren’t any great Chinese restaurants in San Diego, but I’ve either softened my stance or things are changing for the better. For one, we’ve started to see an ...

The curse of 3825 Fifth Avenue

Can Crave survive this tough spot in Hillcrest?

They say “location location location” is important in the restaurant business, and if that’s the case, 3825 Fifth Avenue must be a bad location. Although thrift shops seem to thrive there, the block between Robinson ...

A duck walks into a bar...and does not walk out

Subtle fusion makes for a new experience

I’ve heard plenty of jokes that begin “a duck walks into a bar…,” and none have ended with the duck being eaten. So any thirsty mallards reading this take note: Whistling Duck Tavern does feature ...

Late-night options

Despite the hour, the kitchen doesn’t slack

Though I appreciate many of this town’s 24-hour taco shops, it’s nice to have options for when David and I — hungry after a long event — are looking for late-night dining. Plenty of events ...

Will East Hillcrest get special assessment to take care of homeless?

Little Italy envy

The Hillcrest Business Association is urging east Hillcrest to look at setting up maintenance assessment district to provide businesses and residents with services that west Hillcrest already enjoys — private security patrols to deal with ...

Neighbors cheer three-story Stay hotel on India and Olive

Budget truck rental lot replaced by Dominique Houriet design

A vacation spot named “Stay” is in the works for the corner lot on India and West Olive in Middletown. The property owner (Indio Live LP/Mark Mandell) of the 0.35-acre site located at 2801 India ...

Hit and run crash into Cal Uniforms on Park Blvd.

Sales manager stays up all night to guard uniform stock

“Everybody thought it was us, huh,” said L. Dee Kiser, the owner of Millard’s Fur Service. Kiser referred to the high-speed pursuit that ended with a white Honda Civic crashing into her next door neighbor, ...

Second thoughts about Hillcrest 111 at Seventh and Robinson

Cheap housing means going 92 feet straight up from sidewalk

A deeply divided Uptown Planners voted 9-5 to appeal its approval of an 111-unit, 92-foot tall project at Seventh and Robinson if the developers fail to incorporate the group's suggestions in the building design. The ...

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