Good Time Design, the all-encompassing restaurant and entertainment venue design and consulting firm, is announced the recent purchase of The Fleetwood. The Fleetwood is located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and J Street in the East Village, among some of Good Time Design’s other venues, including Bub's at the Ballpark, Lucky's Lunch Counter and the recently opened Block No. 16 Union & Spirits.
Good Time Design will re-conceptualize the entire space, separating it into two completely different venues, complimenting owner Ty Hauter’s “entertainment alley” of East Village venues.
The first, a south of the border fusion restaurant concept, The Blind Burro, will offer fresh and daily menu items, featuring a blend of seasonal seafood and modern coastal street food. The Blind Burro will also showcase a second-to-none tequila, mezcal and spirits program that will enhance the restaurant’s South American vibe. Come late night, the restaurant will convert into an upscale lounge.
The second venue, the Cat Eye Club, will be a retro Manhattan-style bar, reminiscent of the late 1950s to early 1960s. Hauter was inspired by the stories he heard of this era as a child, and plans to evoke a similar experience. The Cat Eye Club will feature the sounds of Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, infused with modern low tempo hip-hop, Southern blues and some Motown R&B.
“We are so excited to introduce two brand new, unique spots to downtown San Diego,” Hauter said. “Our goal is to transform San Diego’s East Village into an ‘entertainment alley,’ that even the hippest local or well-traveled tourist will find appealing.”
Construction on both venues begin in September, with an opening slated for winter 2012.