New in Town
Getting to know San Diego’s latest additions
Warren Sheets Design Masterminds Redesign of
La Jolla’s Grande Colonial
The landmark Grande Colonial, celebrating its Centennial anniversary in 2013, has completed $500,000 renovation of the hotel’s entry and foyer, lobby and surrounding public spaces and three adjacent meeting rooms. Interior design was provided by Warren Sheets Design, Inc., a San Francisco-based architectural and interior design firm noted locally for their work on The Grand Del Mar resort. The 1913 Colonial-Revival style hotel now features elegant European-residential style interiors – done in what Sheets describes as “new traditional” – with a bold color palette and subtle contemporary nuances. “We wanted to speak to the hotel’s colorful past by creating a strong juxtaposition of old and new,” Sheets explained.
San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Recently Welcomed Red Light District’s Dining Room and Social House Concept
Red Light District’s menu, created by Executive Chef Jason Maitland, is inspired by old world comfort food with modern French and Japanese influences. Items are hearth-style entrees that re-invent the local dining experience in downtown San Diego by bringing back local, sustainable comfort food. Eloquent service is modeled after European standards with tableside preparation of select menu items. In addition, specialty menus will change seasonally. So named after San Diego’s gaslamp district of the early 1900s, the restaurant is located at 409 F Street in a 160-year-old building.
Schubach Aviation Adds Hawker 800XP to Fleet
Schubach Aviation, San Diego’s largest air charter company, has augmented its fleet of corporate, luxury aircraft with a newly acquired Hawker 800XP. The aircraft is best suited for transcontinental flights to the East Coast, Canada or Mexico, or for passengers wanting spacious cabin room for shorter-range trips. Featuring the largest cabin in the mid-size jet category, the Hawker 800XP can accommodate up to eight passengers.
Headquartered in San Diego, Adaptive Market Space Brings New Online Auction for Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive Market, LLC works to help improve lives for individuals in the disabled community by providing an online market to buy and sell previously owned adaptive equipment. The site became a reality after realizing many people in the disabled community stored equipment they no longer needed and/or in cases where they did not have the means to purchase new equipment. With many failed attempts of selling online in other mainstream markets, it became clear that an online market focusing on people with disabilities and their needs is necessary.
Inspired by the Mediterranean, 100 Wines Hillcrest to Debut Casual, Wine Bar Cuisine by Local Chefs
The culinary program at 100 Wines Hillcrest will take casual, wine bar cuisine to a new level; heavily influenced by Spain, France, and Italy, the menu will showcase a number of shared small plates crafted by numerous local chefs, including Katherine Humphus, a rising culinary talent and Executive Chef of BO-beau kitchen + bar. The restaurant will also feature a vast array of wines ranging from local California to international selections. A concept by Cohn Restaurant Group founders, David and Lesley Cohn, 100 Wines will embrace a cozy and intimate 2,500 square foot space along University Avenue in Hillcrest. The restaurant is set to open in Summer 2012.