East Village


Pack Loft building sold

The four-story, 20,000-square-foot, historically designated building in the East Village at 701 Island Ave., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $4.7 million.


Building at Seventh and J in East Village sold

The two-story, 13,000-square-foot Unicorn Building in the East Village at 704 J St. and 474 Seventh Ave., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $4.35 million. The vacant building occupies a 15,000-square-foot corner lot.


East Village warehouse on 13th Street sold

The 4,000-square-foot warehouse in the East Village at 403 13th St., San Diego 92101, has been sold for $1.5 million.


Entrada Apartments in East Village sold, again


Downtown SD properties sold for apartments

East Village news archive

Visitor Information

San Diego’s East Village is downtown’s largest neighborhood, encompassing 130 blocks bounded by Interstate 5 to the north and east, Sixth Avenue to the west and Commercial Street to the south. Once an industrial area, the East Village is now home to several educational institutions, condos, bars, restaurants, shops, and a re-emerging artists’ community. An eclectic mix of modern structures, old warehouses and funky historic buildings that have been converted for various uses give the neighborhood a hip urban vibe.

When San Diego was incorporated in 1850, downtown became the city’s financial and cultural center. The adjacent East Village, then called Centre City East, became an industrial area, with warehouses, factories and a power facility.

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Business Information

During the last decade, the East Village has been going through a transformation that has taken the previously rundown area and turned it into a chic urban place to live and play.

The catalyst for much of the new development was Petco Park, a baseball stadium built for the San Diego Padres in 2004. A recently released study by the local think tank National University System Institute for Policy Research analyzed the economic impact of the ballpark and found that the downtown area has added about 14,000 residential units and gained nearly 15,000 new residents.

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East Village Businesses

American Institute of Architects / San Diego

233 A St., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA
  • Architects
  • Construction Consultants
  • Environmental Services

Elite Lifestyle Management

2121 Fifth Ave., Ste. 200
San Diego , CA
  • Consultants - Special Events
  • Event - Planning / Production
  • Event Promotion
  • Personal Concierge
  • Private Client Services
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East Village in Photos

Spotlight on the East Village

Once known for its vacant buildings, dive bars and thriving artists’ colony, the East Village has been transformed by redevelopment in the last decade, spurred by the construction of Petco Park in 2004. It is now home to chic condos, upscale restaurants, trendy shops and a new, state-of-the-art Central Library. The area also is trying to maintain its identity as an arts district with lofts, studios and galleries, and plans to turn much of the area into a cluster for technology and design-oriented companies. East Village redevelopment will continue for years to come, as it still has much underutilized space.

Movie Theaters

701 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA, 92101
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1875 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA, 92101
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA, 92101

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

East Village Videos

David Malmuth, Pete Garcia on the I.D.E.A. District

Jan. 27, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with David Malmuth and Pete Garcia, principals at I.D.E.A. Partners, about the concept of I.D.E.A. District in downtown San Diego. 

Upcoming Events


Fixed Ephemera, a dream journal

A solo exhibition of painting, sculpture, combined media. San Diego artist Brenda Cox Giguere opens to the public at a reception. Music and refreshments will be offered.

Small Business Awards

The Small Business Awards Mixer will honor the Chamber member small and micro businesses who have applied for one of our coveted awards. Find out whose hard work has paid off as we announce the 2015 Small Business Award winners live at the event. Celebrate our local small businesses and enjoy networking, live music, food and drinks at the Quartyard - a new dynamic space in the East Village surrounded by retrofitted shipping containers.

How to Create Powerful Video Content

Join us and Chris Karcher, Co-founder and CCO at emota, to combine the power of storytelling with a penchant for finding the heart of a brand’s story. Learn strategies to produce powerful and effective video content to integrate in your marketing plan for enhanced:

Finance SIG: ICSC Western Conference & Deal Making

Retail is back in the black. Panelists will discuss how investors, developers and equity funds are getting the funds they need to thrive in today's finance environment. This interactive, attendee-driven panel will shed some light on what to look for today and what industry professionals see in the future of financing.

Lawyers Club Monthly Luncheon

Join us for the annual Lawyers Club Balance Symposium.
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