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Roadblock to abandoned La Jolla cottages' restoration could be cleared next year

Roadblock to abandoned La Jolla cottages' restoration could be cleared next year

A long-awaited legal decision on the dilapidated historic La Jolla Cove cottages could be La Jolla’s sweetest Valentine’s Day gift ever. A jury trial is called for Feb. 23 in Superior Court, Central Division to resolve a contractual-interference suit filed in September 2014 by a scorned potential buyer of the property.

The Red Rest and Red Roost — located at 1187 and 1179 Coast Boulevard — were built in 1894 for George J. Leovy and Dr. Joseph E. Fishburn, respectively. Also known as the Neptune and Cove Tea Room cottages, they are believed to be La Jolla’s oldest still-standing structures. But most current residents have only known them as eyesores, a visual accompaniment to the...

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