Little Italy

HOSPITALITY

Gastropub owner expands to University Heights

John Pani, owner of North Park's Waypoint Public, announced Tuesday that he will be taking over two adjacent properties on Park Boulevard in University Heights: the recently shuttered Bourbon Street and Lei Lounge.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction on Little Italy public plaza set to begin Dec. 1

A groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for Dec. 1 on a new 10,000-square-foot public plaza in Little Italy.

REAL ESTATE

Globe Mills building condos sell out

The third and final office condominium in the historic Globe Mills building in waterfront Little Italy at 1431 Pacific Highway, San Diego 92101, has been sold.

REAL ESTATE

Little Italy apartment on Kettner sold

CONSTRUCTION

McMillin to build Little Italy apartment

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Visitor Information

Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Itayl, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, Little Italy made San Diego the center of the U.S. tuna industry. When the canneries relocated and part of Little Italy was demolished to build Interstate 5, the area went into decline. However, in the 1990s, the neighborhood began its revitalization.

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Business Information

Many of Little Italy's 500 businesses are on India Street, but nearby Kettner and Columbia streets are also popular for businesses. The area has weathered the recession well, never incurring any vacancies on India Street, and has a low crime rate compared with other neighborhoods nearby.

Until the 1970s, business in Little Italy was primarily tuna-related and residents were mainly of Italian heritage. At one point, more than 6,000 Italian families lived in Little Italy and the area became known for its authentic restaurants. Since then, the area has been gentrified and made the transition from a working-class immigrant neighborhood to a young, hip downtown area.

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Little Italy Businesses

CalExpress Attorney Messenger Service

1202 Kettner Blvd., Ste. A
San Diego, CA
  • Attorney Services
  • Copy Services
  • Courier Services
  • Litigation Support

Degenkolb Engineers

225 Broadway, Ste. 1325
San Diego, CA
  • Architects
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Engineers - Structural
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Spotlight on Little Italy

Originally a fishing village and enclave for Italian immigrants, Little Italy, a hilly community by the harbor, has retained its heritage while revitalizing the downtown area with restaurants, retail and residences. The community is also becoming more Italian again, with a recent influx of immigrants.

From the 19th century until the 1970s, Little Italy made San Diego the center of the U.S. tuna industry. When the canneries relocated and part of Little Italy was demolished to build Interstate 5, the area went into decline. However, in the 1990s, the neighborhood began its revitalization.

Homes for Sale

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Movie Theaters

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

Upcoming Events

Law

Legal Incubator Conference

Enhancing Social Justice Through the Development of Incubators & Residency Programs The rapid growth of incubator and residency programs over the past two years is proof that good ideas spread fast. Law schools, legal aid programs and bar associations across the United States, and the world, are assuming an increasing role in the development of post-graduate training and support programs for attorneys wishing to establish solo and small firms or not-for-profit organizations. These incubator programs reflect the fact that the people who attend law school do so because they are committed to expanding access to affordable legal services, and because they recognize that solo and small firm practice has long been the most popular career path for lawyers. California Western expects participants from all over the world to address the opportunities and challenges institutions face in the conceptualization, design and implementation of successful incubators and residency programs.
Arts

The Twenty-seventh man

In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalinís secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times. Edelstein returns to the play he premiered in New York and reimagines it for the Globeís intimate in-the-round space, bringing us larger-than-life personalities and an unforgettable reminder of the transcendent power of storytelling.
Arts

Murder For Two

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosianís Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NewYork1 dubbed ďa must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!Ē
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ALI Incubator Conference

This conference addresses the opportunities and challenges institutions face in the conceptualization, design and implementation of successful incubators and residency programs. The conference will describe and advance the phenomenal growth of post graduate law programs and the new wave of affordable legal services for groups without access to legal resources.
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