— A new gallery, New World Artifacts has opened at 7920 Ivanhoe Ave. The shop, owned by Jack Hart, carries prehistoric art and artifacts primarily from the Americas, art that was produced before European contact — in stone, ceramic and metals. Hart said they have artifacts representing almost all the early cultures in North, Central and South America. They also showcase some contemporary art in basketry work by the Wounaan Indians of Colombia, inlay works in plate and vase forms also from Colombian artisans, as well as some original and reproduction pre-columbian jewelry, Hart said. Call (858) 551-8801 or go to
— Armone’s Core Connection, a Pilates and fitness training gym, will move on Nov. 1 to a new space at 7438 Girard Ave. Armone’s Core Connection, was founded in 2010 by certified master Pilates instructor Armone Sullivan. For information:
— Timothy J. Hinde has leased 800 square feet of space at 1241 Prospect St. for a new business called Krafty Krepes. He signed five year, two-month lease with 1241 Prospect Associates, LLC for $348,222. Mike Slattery of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial represented the lessee in the transaction. Tandis Arjmand of Gallery Properties represented the lessor.
— Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial announced that Ligand Pharmaceuticals has signed an 84-month lease valued at $3.9 million for 16,429 square feet of office and laboratory space at Arenisca in Torrey Pines. Ligand is the first lease signed at the laboratory and office project currently under construction at 11119 North Torrey Pines Road.
Brian Starck, Jerry Keeney and Dave Odmark of Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial’s Life Sciences Group represented the property developer and owner, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., in the transaction. T.D. Rolf of Studley represented Ligand.