Take a walk down Memory Lane as we highlight some of our favorite moments from 2021

Final Tenant in The Sky Deck to Open Early 2022

Represented Landlord & Tenant

Location Matters was stoked to be brought on by Donahue Schriber to finish leasing The Sky Deck in Del Mar. In 2021, we completed leasing the project with the last restaurant on the roster being Glass Box. Glass Box will debut in early 2022 with their glass-encased raw bar, sushi, and robata grill concept that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The dining collective has been buzzing since its opening this past Summer offering mouth-watering ramen from Marufuku, fresh and elevated Mediterranean from Ziziki’s and J at Sky Deck, juicy burgers from Craft House, handcrafted pizza from Ambrogio15, traditional Thai dishes from Kiin, yummy tacos from Urbana, award-winning macaroons from Le Parfait, craft cocktails from Understory and a variety of beer and hard kombucha on the Brewer’s Deck.

Downtown Oceanside’s Pierside North and South Become Fully Leased with Three New Tenants

Represented Landlord & Tenants

Downtown Oceanside’s Pierside North and South’s ground floor retail became 100% leased in 2021. The 4,179 square foot space at Pierside North was leased to The Lab Collaborative, a place for up & coming chefs and mixologists to pilot their craft to the community for six months. The 2,102 square foot retail space at Pierside South will house Street Corner Urban Market, which offers snacks, groceries, and grab & go meals. The final restaurant space on the corner of Mission Ave. and Cleveland St. will be occupied by Mak Mak Chicken, a fresh take on a fast-casual chicken concept.

Hillcrest’s Fifth Avenue Scores Two New Great Tenants

Represented Landlord & Tenant

In 2020, Location Matters sold the 28,528 square foot retail property on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest to Paragon Real Estate and in late 2020 and mid-2021 leased the property’s vacancies. PlantX took over the former H20 restaurant space for XMarket, a vegan grocery haven, along with a café and plant nursery. Salon Ink took over the former 6,300 square foot Urban Outfitters space for a beautiful, high ceiling, naturally lit salon space.

New Boutique Hotel and Rooftop Restaurant Opening in Oceanside

Represented Landlord & Tenant

An extremely exciting project in Oceanside went underway in 2021. A historic building from 1888 that has been owned by four generations of Oceanside locals has been completely remodeled and preserved to offer ten unique guest rooms, a ground-floor restaurant, rooftop bar, an outdoor café, cocktail lounge, and access to a neighboring beer garden. Location Matters leased the ground floor restaurant and rooftop bar to the San Diego local hospitality group Grind and Prosper. The group’s Coco Cabana concept will be on the rooftop and a new oyster bar and New Orleans-inspired restaurant will be on the ground floor.

29-Year-Old La Jolla Staple Signs Lease for Second Location

Represented Tenant

Since 1992, The Cottage has been a consistent favorite amongst brunch-goers in La Jolla. The group has mastered the traditional American meets Southern California breakfast, brunch, and lunch cuisine, that perfectly pairs with their cozy Victorian-style atmosphere. In 2021 the group signed a lease at Encinitas Village for the 3,500 square foot Native Foods Cafe space.

Rare Coastal Location to be Remodeled Into Mexican Concept

Represented Tenant

In 2021 we were happy to lease the restauranteurs behind 264 Fresco the old Koko Beach restaurant after an almost 30-year run in Carlsbad. The group is doing a much-needed remodel on the coastal restaurant and plans to open a Mexican concept.

Angry Chickz Is on a Roller Coaster of Growth That Only Goes Up

Represented Tenant

We felt super lucky to help Angry Chickz grow like crazy in 2021. This past year they opened locations in Las Vegas, San Jose, Oceanside, Modesto, and Temecula and at the end of the year signed leases for spaces in Tulare and Hanford.

East Village Asian in Encinitas Changes Ownership

Represented Seller & Buyer

The beloved East Village Asian Diner in Encinitas changed ownership in the summer of 2021, but fear not, the tried-and-true menu the community has grown to love will remain. Jaime Osuna, the owner of several concepts in town including Swami’s and Honey’s Bistro and Bakery in the neighborhood, took the reins.

Beautifully Renovated North Park Retail Property Sells for $1.5M

Represented Seller

In January of 2021, the 3,176 square foot yoga studio on 30th St that had been beautifully renovated from an old laundromat sold for $1.5M. The new owner has plans to utilize the property for an office use.

2,550 Square Foot Freestanding Oceanside Restaurant Property Sells for $2.2M

Represented Seller

The 507 N Coast Hwy building changed ownership in 2021. The 2,550 square foot restaurant property sold for above asking at $2,200,000. The restaurant previously housed Eve and before that was Surfside Tap Room. The new owner will be taking the building back to a beer-focused concept where they will feature 35 to 40 different beers on tap.

5,000 Square Feet of Retail in La Mesa Village Sells for $1.85M

Represented Seller

8371 La Mesa Blvd. sold in the Summer of 2021! Situated in the heart of La Mesa Village, this 5,000 square foot, clear span, street retail building with a unique bow truss ceiling sold for $1,850,000. Dating back to the 1940’s, the building served as the La Mesa Emporium and before that was the Busch Garage and then a Pontiac dealership. The building has since been stripped down to its original brick and character. The property was purchased by Whissel Realty Group who will be moving their corporate office to this location.

Giving Back

With Covid limiting many of the opportunities for volunteer work in San Diego for over almost two years, it felt great to finally be able to give back again. We worked with PATH San Diego to organize food inventory and serve meals to their residents. PATH works to provide a variety of services for those experiencing homelessness including outreach, housing navigation, interim housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. We felt fortunate to help PATH in its endeavor to provide a one-stop service center for the homeless of San Diego.

Let’s make next year a success