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Ironside Owners Take On New Two-Story Restaurant in Little Italy

It's going into the Nelson Photo building.

For its next hat trick, CH Projects (Polite Provisions, Neighborhood) has announced that it will be bringing another new restaurant to Little Italy, where it already operates Ironside Fish & Oyster, UnderBelly and Craft & Commerce, which is undergoing a redo and will reopen with an adjoining concept that we're hearing will be a tiki bar.

The hospitality collective is taking over the site of Nelson Photo Supplies at 1909 India Street, which officially shutters today and moves to Point Loma after many decades in the neighborhood. Built in 1931, the one-story, 4,500-square-foot building was once home to a drug store and soda fountain; CH Projects and BASILE Studio's Paul Basile will be adding a second story in a 2.5 million dollar build out that will double its size and create an indoor-outdoor venue.

Scheduled to open in Summer 2016, this will be the 13th concept for CH Projects' co-founders Arsalun Tafazoli and Nathan Stanton, who have yet to release a name or specifics on the project. But Eater's hearing whispers that it may be a steakhouse.

UPDATE: A Facebook commenter has more on the steakhouse theory, sharing that the tentative name of the project is Born and Raised, which will be a steakhouse with a butcher shop plus "rooftop dining, cocktails and ambient music until midnight" but the tipline also has rumors of a breakfast concept.

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