By Ken Williams | Editor
Supporters of the Wolf in the Woods restaurant, proposed to operate out of a historical building in Mission Hills, packed the Uptown Planners meeting on Nov. 7.Read More
By Mission Hills Heritage
Mission Hills Heritage will be holding its 13th annual Historic Home Tour on Saturday, Sept. 23, with eight homes on view instead of the usual six.
Visitors will be able to explore both interior and exterior features, and docents will provide historical details.Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
Right now, it’s just a huge hole in the ground. But by January 2019, if construction goes as planned, it will become a spanking new library for Mission Hills and Hillcrest.
City and state officials, library leaders and the construction team met July 31 near the new library site at the southwest corner of Washington and Front streets to talk about the $20-million project’s progress.Read More
By SDCNN Staff The long vacant Henry B. Jones House, located at 4040 Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest, will soon be relocated to 4114 Ibis St. in Mission Hills. Plans call for the two-story historical house to be restored to its former glory, according to a news release from Hillcrest History Guild (HHG).Read More
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.Read More
By SDCNN Staff Lazy Acres Natural Market announced on Wednesday, Nov. 2, that it will open a new grocery store in summer 2017 on the border of Hillcrest and Mission Hills. The grocery will be located in a small strip mall on Washington Street between Dove and Brant streets. Renovations are expected to begin in the weeks ahead.Read More
By SDCNN Staff Friends of the Mission Hills Canyon will be hosting meetings for residents who are concerned about protecting local canyons. The first of a series of Mission Hills Canyon Enhancement Planning Stakeholder Workshops will be from 9 a.m. — noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Francis Parker Middle School Auditorium, located at 4201 Randolph St. in Mission Hills.Read More
By Janet Worthey The Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego features a rich variety of early-20th-century architectural styles built during the neighborhood’s rapid growth. This year, Mission Hills Heritage will be showcasing the Colonial Revival style during its 12th annual Historic Home Tour. Merely hearing the term “Colonial Revival” evokes visions of East Coast Colonial homes of white wooden structures or grand redbrick homes with well-kept green lawns and graceful trees. In wintertime, smoke swirls […]Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
It isn’t until you peer through a canopy of trees that the signage for Pizza e Birra comes into focus. Drive past too quickly, and you could easily miss this Italian restaurant and its vine-enclosed patio, both of which occupy part of a mixed-use residential structure called The Charmer built in 2011 by acclaimed urban-housing architect Jonathan Segal.
The pizzeria previously served as Segal’s office. In his classic neo-industrial style, the space is marked by exposed air ducts and big glass windows gracing a welcoming open-floor layout similar to Trust restaurant, located at the base of Segal’s recently completed project, the Mr. Robinson lofts in Hillcrest.Read More