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Dance fever

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

Putting a little Cori-ography in their lives

By Margie M. Palmer

The nation’s love affair with dance is real.

Even the sparsest television viewers have some familiarity with shows like “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Partner dance is beautiful to watch, regardless of the choreographed style.

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Ground broken on Hillcrest fire station

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Hillcrest, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

City officials symbolically broke ground on Tuesday, Nov. 1, for a new Fire Station No. 5 in Hillcrest. The price tag is $9.2 million.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria and Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy presided over a brief ceremony outside the outdated fire station, located at the northwest corner of University and Ninth avenues.

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The Hive @ Hillcrest sets soft opening

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Hillcrest | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor An “urban beauty and wellness experience” dubbed The Hive @ Hillcrest is scheduled to have its soft opening on Saturday, Oct. 22. That’s the word according to Mark Gottschlich, one of the partners of BNF Real Estate Group, which is helming the project. He gave San Diego Uptown News a tour of the remodeled building, which is owned by Morgan Gilman.

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HBA elects new board

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Hillcrest | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff The Hillcrest Business Association elected eight board members at its annual elections, held Oct. 11 at the H20 Sushi and Izakaya restaurant. More than 80 people attended the event, including HBA members, local business owners and several public officials.

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Ace in the hole

Posted: October 7th, 2016 | Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

‘Coolest Hardware Store on the Planet’ is in Hillcrest

By Ken Williams | Editor

Ace Hillcrest Hardware really is a unique place. While “unique” is one of those often misused and overused adjectives, franchise owner Bruce Reeves can make a good case that his store is one of a kind.

For the past 20 years, Ace Hillcrest has been serving customers from the Uptown and Mid-City communities with a distinctive blend of goods ranging from traditional hardware products to niche merchandise targeting the LGBT community.

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Hillcrest Town Council update – Sept. 23, 2016

By Benny Cartwright Hillcrest is a very special and unique neighborhood, and many of its residents are very passionate about the place they call home. The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) was founded in 2007 to provide a voice for the residents of Hillcrest, whether they be renters, owners or unhoused, and our most recent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 was designed to make sure we stayed true to that original mission.

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Reaching out from behind ‘The Wall’

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Feature, Hillcrest, News, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

Rarely are residents and nearby businesses given a voice in helping property investors choose commercial tenants for their renovation projects. Yet the newest landlords of a long-neglected Hillcrest structure dating back to 1916 are tapping into the community at large for creative suggestions as to who or what should fill 5,000 square feet of prime rental space in the building’s ground floor.

“We’re very open-minded and all ears,” said Brandon Blum, who earlier this year purchased the two-story structure at 1253 University Ave. for $2.7 million with business partner and longtime friend Daniel Shkolnik under their real estate investment company, SBMI Group.

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Refill café specializes in cold brew coffee

Posted: August 26th, 2016 | Featured, Food & Drink, Hillcrest | 1 Comment

By Margie M. Palmer Coffee shops are a dime a dozen, which is why when Nathan Tobiason decided to open Refill in Hillcrest, he let his passion for cold brew be his guide. For those of you who have yet to hop on the cold brew train, you should know it’s nothing like its warm-steeped counterpart. Unlike a hot cup of Joe, cold brew is prepared by using room-temperature water. And because this methodology has […]

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