BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS The closet-sized outdoor La Jolla Visitor Center, 7966 Herschel Ave. in the heart of The Village, is big in the service department, recording 34,253 walk-up guests last year, an increase of 1 percent from the previous year. The center has been a community staple for 10 years. It is open from 10 [...]
Scott Murfey began learning the construction business as a young boy while building the treehouses and forts of his dreams. Later, his passion to build evolved smoothly into his career after he earned a degree in construction management at California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo.
BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS The La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee unanimously approved Herringbone restaurant’s plans for an outside dining area at its Aug. 14 meeting. The $2.5 million eatery from restaurateurs Brian Malarkey and James Brennan opened at 7837 Herschel Ave. in May. The scope of work involves a permit for a proposed sidewalk café [...]
BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS Bird Rock Fine Wine, 5687 La Jolla Blvd., uncorked its first bottle on Aug. 8 when the store opened its doors with a winetasting event. Owner Ken Chalmers said the city’s complicated permitting process cost him two-years before he could finally open, but the wait is over for the native of Northern [...]
BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS Peter Mann, M.D., and his wife Jacklynn, opened The Secret, a skin and vein laser clinic at 7634 Girard Ave., to be “the only doctor’s clinic among the shops, restaurants, boutiques and medical spas in the Village.” They plan a grand opening for 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Mann, a vascular surgeon, [...]
Sept. 21-23 will bring the debut of the La Jolla Literary Festival, a 17-speaker event that includes luminaries such as keynote speaker Mitch Albom, whose memoir, “Tuesday’s with Morrie,” is the best-selling memoir of all time; acclaimed thriller writer Ridley Pearson; and “Flags of Our Fathers” author James Bradley. The authors’ subjects are broad ranging and include presentations on art, international affairs, adventure travel, economics, as well as memoirs and works of fiction.
Y-3 Storefront: A grand opening cocktail party is Aug. 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the new Y-3 store featuring Japanese-inspired Adidas leisurewear by Yohji Yamamoto, creative director of Adidas. BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS A Y-3 luxury apparel shop opened in the Village on Aug. 2 at 7852 Girard Ave. The merchandise adds Japanese-flair [...]
BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS Halotherapy sounds a little heavenly, and it is. The first “salt cave” to come to Southern California is now open in La Jolla. It’s a 200-square-foot room with 3,000 pounds of Dead Sea salt on the walls and floor where people can relax inside for 45-minute sessions in the recreation of a [...]
BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS According to Colliers International, the retail vacancies in La Jolla decreased to 5.66-percent the second quarter of 2012, down from 6.15-percent reported at the end of March. These five “newcomers” will add to the town’s business mix, joining Breakaway Cycle at 7777 Fay Ave., which The Light reported on last week. • [...]
BY SHELLI DEROBERTIS Several inns in town are spending millions to renovate rooms and achieve fresh looks, and one such lodging has completed an entire building with updates inspired by the Travel Channel reality show “Hotel Impossible.” • La Jolla Cove Suites, built in the 195s, began its makeover in May after hotel aficionado Anthony [...]