East Village

REAL ESTATE

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.

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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.

REAL ESTATE

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.

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Entrada Apartments in East Village sold, again

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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

Shelburne Sherr Conference Center

501 W. Broadway, Ste. 1330
San Diego, CA
  • Arbitration & Special Reference
  • Conference Rooms / Conference Centers

Clark Pacific

1281 9th Ave.
San Diego, CA
  • Concrete - Coatings & Services
  • Construction Contractors - Concrete
  • Construction Management Services
  • Contractors - Concrete
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Engineering Services
  • Engineering Support Services
  • Engineers
  • Structural Concrete
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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

Arts10:00a

Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
Entertainment11:00a

Fault Line Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Marking the first public park to open in East Village in more than a decade, Civic San Diego, the City of San Diego and developer Pinnacle International will host a grand opening event for Fault Line Park to celebrate the new public space. Speakers will discuss the importance of public open space in East Village; Fault Line Park’s unique public-private partnership; the adjacent Pinnacle On The Park residential development which has opened the first of two 45-story high rise towers that will ultimately provide 956 apartment homes, including 72 affordable units; and the future of downtown and East Village.
Arts10:00a

Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
Education

2the Xtreme-Math Alive!

Schoolchildren in 14 military families soon might never wonder whether and how they will use all of the mathematics that they are studying. That is because Operation Homefront California and Raytheon have teamed to treat them to the “2theXtreme–MathAlive!” The exhibit, which Raytheon presents, turns visitors into participants, bringing to life equations, geometry and other math and showing children, through interactive exercises, how math is relevant to science, technology, engineering and, above all, to having fun.
Arts10:00a

Fragile Waters First West Coast Showing/Ansel Adams Exclusive Exhibit

- The Maritime Museum of San Diego will present the exhibition, FRAGILE WATERS, which opens Sunday, March 1, 2015, and runs through September 15, 2015. FRAGILE WATERS is a powerful artistic and ecological statement reflected in the inspiring black and white images of three renowned photographers and consummate environmentalists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly. Press Conference will be held at the Maritime Museum on Friday, February 27 at 10am
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