Book lovers rejoice!

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Communities, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, News, Top Story | No Comments

Construction set for new library

Ken Williams | Editor

Sometime next April, a wrecking ball will begin demolishing the old IBEW building at the corner of Washington and Front streets, signaling the beginning of construction on the long-awaited Mission Hills-Hillcrest library.

Todd Gloria, in the waning days of serving out his two terms as District 3 council member before he heads to Sacramento as the newly elected District 78 assembly member, presided over a small ceremony on Nov. 22 to announce the plans and show off the $20 million library’s architectural design.

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Who’s ready for Taste ‘N Tinis?

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Featured, Food & Drink, Hillcrest | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer It’s no great secret that the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) knows how to throw a party, and their upcoming event, Taste ‘N Tinis, is no exception. The annual cocktail party will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4-9 p.m. As in years past, the HBA has partnered with local businesses to offer holiday shoppers a festive treat. For those who haven’t indulged in years past, Taste ‘N Tinis allows participants […]

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District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria and Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy presided over a brief ceremony outside the outdated fire station, located at the northwest corner of University and Ninth avenues.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