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Why I love Bankers Hill

Posted: November 17th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Jake Sutton I moved to Bankers Hill in the spring of 2002, having originally been from Michigan. Like many transplants, I initially lived at the beach, but soon began wanting a more urban feel for my new home. So, I moved into a historic Victorian house on Albatross Street with views of Downtown and San Diego Bay, and from that vantage point watched Downtown San Diego and Little Italy grow from quiet areas into […]

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Bankers Hill Business Group grows along with its community

By Colette Mauzeralle

Founded in August 2011, the Bankers Hill Business Group is on a mission: Promote and advocate for area businesses, and increase awareness of Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood.

Partially funded by the city’s Micro District Program, the group is managed solely by volunteer business owners, many of whom have been around since the group’s inception.

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Guest Editorial: Will Uptown finally get its parking garage?

By Leo Wilson

Recently, the visionary concept of building a public park on top of a multi-story parking garage in Hillcrest has been put forward by the Uptown Gateway Council.

The Uptown Gateway Council is a group of commercial property owners in Hillcrest who hope to transform the area roughly between Fourth and Seventh avenues and from Washington Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Bankers Hill Fall Festival is Oct. 21

Posted: September 22nd, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Colette Mauzeralle

The historic community of Bankers Hill will celebrate local businesses and the changing season with the second annual Bankers Hill Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1-5 p.m.

Designed to showcase Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood, the fall festival is a walk-around event inviting all ages to explore and discover 10 blocks of Fifth and Fourth avenues.

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AIDS memorial site is selected

Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured, News | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

“There’s no place in San Diego to mourn our loved ones,” said an emotional Rory Curz, who described himself as a 25-year survivor of AIDS.

Curz said it was “incredibly important” to build a local AIDS memorial because history can easily be forgotten.

“I’ve seen more people die,” by the time Curz was 30, “as my parents did by age 50,” he added.

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‘Where’s Bankers Hill?’

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Leo Wilson

When you told someone you were from Bankers Hill a decade ago, they would often respond: “Where is Bankers Hill?” The reply would be something like “between Downtown and Hillcrest.” 

Now, if you mention Bankers Hill, people will respond how nice it is, and how lucky you are to live there. Bankers Hill has become one of San Diego’s pre-eminent neighborhoods.

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Still a hidden gem

Posted: August 25th, 2017 | Bankers Hill, Communities, Featured | No Comments

By Colette Mauzeralle

The historic community of Bankers Hill remains a hidden gem among San Diego’s quickly growing neighborhoods. While the area initially earned its name by being home to the city’s early affluent residents, in recent years it has become a trove of new restaurants, boutiques, wellness centers and more.

Among the new commercial growth, visitors will also find architecturally notable houses from the late 19th century, sweeping views of San Diego Bay and two of San Diego’s historic pedestrian bridges: the swinging Spruce Street Suspension Bridge and the Quince Street Bridge, crossing high over the Maple Canyon Open Space Trail.

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