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A Gourmet Cheese Store With Beer, Wine For Little Italy

A tipster shared that the first food tenant has been signed for Broadstone Little Italy at Grape and Kettner, the new multi-use complex in a neighborhood that just keeps getting more delicious.

The Cheese Store of San Diego, which launched in 2012 and currently operates a stall at the Little Italy and Hillcrest farmer's markets, is opening a debut storefront in a 1,000-square-foot space. Co-founders Marci and Aaron Flores and their partner Dave Fremo hope their brick-and-mortar shop will launch by this fall; the Flores', who each have full time jobs but are deeply passionate about cheese, believe that every neighborhood should have a dedicated cheese shop.

The store will primarily carry American-made cheeses plus local and domestically-sourced pairing items, from bread to olives and salumi. There will also be a full kitchen, preparing a bistro menu of soup, salads and sandwiches; seating will be available inside and on a sidewalk patio.

The Cheese Store is applying for a beer and wine license, and plans to allow for beer and wine tasting on-site and possibly for retail to-go. They'll also host private events, dinners with guest chefs, cheese classes and brewery and winery pairings. Initial operating hours will be daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Vegas chocolatier that was rumored for the building is no longer pursuing the location but we're hearing that there are two other spots slotted for food tenants.
· The Cheese Store of San Diego [Official Site]
· All Coming Attractions on Eater [~ESD~]