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David Batterson

David has written hundreds of articles for various magazines, newspapers and websites over the years. He was formerly Associate Editor of Palm Springs Life magazine. He lives in North Park, and covers that hood regularly.

Articles by David Batterson

North Park garage art delayed – but on its way

The art competition launched last year to add new murals to the North Park parking garage had a stated installation of Fall 2018. Obviously that did not happen. The fading original artworks by artist Blair ...

January 28, 2019
Smells bad on 30th and University

Some empty businesses in North Park squat for years, while homeless park outside on the sidewalk. Two particular storefronts have had a rough time lately finding lessees. One is the former Discount International Fashions on ...

November 20, 2018
UPDATED – Opposition remains for La Jolla Jewish center plan

UPDATE On November 9, Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled in favor of Hillel of San Diego (http://hillelsd.org/hillel-wins-lawsuit-over-glickman-center/) and the City of San Diego, upholding the right to begin construction of the Beverly and Joseph ...

November 10, 2018
North Park tear-downs push infill

Developers can’t seem to acquire building sites in North Park fast enough. Vacant lots are rare, so old structures have to come tumbling down. The latest case in point: The Progressive Health Services building, a ...

November 2, 2018
Not that firm

Some San Diego area stores owned by Mattress Firm, Inc. may be closed as part of the recently announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the company, which is owned by Steinhoff International Holdings, a South ...

Look for change in east Hillcrest

While leasing of retail spaces is part of the usual business activity on University Avenue in Hillcrest, you don’t see many buildings for sale there. Landlords like the monthly income, and you can raise the ...

October 2, 2018
Forced out but not outfoxed

One of the oldest restaurants in San Diego, going back to the 1950s, is The Red Fox Steakhouse and Piano Bar on El Cajon Boulevard in the historic Lafayette Hotel. It’s an old-school steakhouse, and ...

When one door closes, another opens

In North Park the views never cease to change, and in a drastic way. Old businesses that are way past their prime continue to hang in there. Failed restaurants turn into something totally different. Closed-down ...

August 27, 2018
7-Eleven store in North Park shuts down suddenly

A 7-Eleven store closed its doors around the end of July, and is now boarded up. It was located on University Avenue at Herman Avenue in North Park, across the street from CVS Pharmacy. Before ...

August 9, 2018
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