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East Village – built around a ballpark

Short-term rentals, Padres, noise, landmarks

Half Door Brewing Company under construction
Half Door Brewing Company under construction
  • Short-term rentals thrive in East Village

  • Is the demand for housing suitable to fill the thousands of rental units that have sprung up in downtown's East Village since the mid-2000s, and enough to sustain even more units currently under construction or in the planning phases?
  • By Dave Rice, Sept. 12, 2017
Salazar's Fine Mexican Food had to close in July for lack of business.
  • East Village like ghost town after Padres season

  • Lured in by the promise of large-scale development in East Village, to be anchored by a state-of-the-art baseball stadium and filled with high-rise luxury condominiums, plenty of entrepreneurs took the plunge and opened businesses in the revitalized area known as the ballpark district.
  • By Nathaniel Uy, Nov. 11, 2009
  • East Village Local

  • Whew. Good to be here. Can’t afford the Gaslamp no more,” he says. “I’m a mortgage specialist. Ha! Used to clear $225K a year. Now I’m down to $80K, with a $7500 monthly mortgage. These are hard times.”
  • By Ed Bedford, Nov. 12, 2008
  • Love Thy East Village Neighbor

  • Beth embraced everything about East Village life, even the sirens, the weekly traffic accidents, the three competing rock bands that practiced next door, the construction, the parking problems, the crowds from Petco Park, the lost tourists driving the wrong way down our one-way street, the drunk bar-hoppers wandering back from the Gaslamp.
  • By Joe Slevcove, Sept. 27, 2007
  • Padres and city bureaucrats agree to save East Village landmarks

  • When La Jolla architect Jeffrey Shorn met with San Diego Gas & Electric Co., officials in downtown's East Village in early 1997 to discuss becoming a consultant, he was impressed by the utility's decades-old offices, brick warehouses, 1920s power poles, and other structures. The "most handsome" building, in Shorn's opinion, Station A, at the corner of Imperial and Ninth Avenues, was the one SDG&E planned to demolish .
  • By Suzy Hagstrom, Oct. 7, 1999
Petco Park
  • Yes on Prop. C campaign – the beginnings of East Village

  • What is the best way to redevelop downtown San Diego? The recent barrage of discussion regarding a Padres baseball stadium has focused attention on redevelopment of a downtown area, the recently renamed "East Village." Among many questions are what is the best for San Diego, and should the City spend hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild downtown?
  • By Ron Carrico, Oct. 22, 1998
  • No questions asked at 11th and K

  • The photographer pretended to be looking at carpet samples. Then he started snapping pictures of the arklike interior of Julie Melim's carpet warehouse. Melim looked up from her office, walked out, and asked if she could help. "He turned around, and he was trying to stuff the camera down his backpack. And he just said, 'Oh, no no no no no,' and hustled out of here. I thought: there's something going on."
  • By Bill Manson, May 21, 1998
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Half Door Brewing Company under construction
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  • Short-term rentals thrive in East Village

  • Is the demand for housing suitable to fill the thousands of rental units that have sprung up in downtown's East Village since the mid-2000s, and enough to sustain even more units currently under construction or in the planning phases?
  • By Dave Rice, Sept. 12, 2017
Salazar's Fine Mexican Food had to close in July for lack of business.
  • East Village like ghost town after Padres season

  • Lured in by the promise of large-scale development in East Village, to be anchored by a state-of-the-art baseball stadium and filled with high-rise luxury condominiums, plenty of entrepreneurs took the plunge and opened businesses in the revitalized area known as the ballpark district.
  • By Nathaniel Uy, Nov. 11, 2009
  • East Village Local

  • Whew. Good to be here. Can’t afford the Gaslamp no more,” he says. “I’m a mortgage specialist. Ha! Used to clear $225K a year. Now I’m down to $80K, with a $7500 monthly mortgage. These are hard times.”
  • By Ed Bedford, Nov. 12, 2008
  • Love Thy East Village Neighbor

  • Beth embraced everything about East Village life, even the sirens, the weekly traffic accidents, the three competing rock bands that practiced next door, the construction, the parking problems, the crowds from Petco Park, the lost tourists driving the wrong way down our one-way street, the drunk bar-hoppers wandering back from the Gaslamp.
  • By Joe Slevcove, Sept. 27, 2007
  • Padres and city bureaucrats agree to save East Village landmarks

  • When La Jolla architect Jeffrey Shorn met with San Diego Gas & Electric Co., officials in downtown's East Village in early 1997 to discuss becoming a consultant, he was impressed by the utility's decades-old offices, brick warehouses, 1920s power poles, and other structures. The "most handsome" building, in Shorn's opinion, Station A, at the corner of Imperial and Ninth Avenues, was the one SDG&E planned to demolish .
  • By Suzy Hagstrom, Oct. 7, 1999
Petco Park
  • Yes on Prop. C campaign – the beginnings of East Village

  • What is the best way to redevelop downtown San Diego? The recent barrage of discussion regarding a Padres baseball stadium has focused attention on redevelopment of a downtown area, the recently renamed "East Village." Among many questions are what is the best for San Diego, and should the City spend hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild downtown?
  • By Ron Carrico, Oct. 22, 1998
  • No questions asked at 11th and K

  • The photographer pretended to be looking at carpet samples. Then he started snapping pictures of the arklike interior of Julie Melim's carpet warehouse. Melim looked up from her office, walked out, and asked if she could help. "He turned around, and he was trying to stuff the camera down his backpack. And he just said, 'Oh, no no no no no,' and hustled out of here. I thought: there's something going on."
  • By Bill Manson, May 21, 1998
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