OB Warehouse, opened at 4839 Newport Avenue by the Cohn Restaurant Group (CRG) back in 2014, will see its last day of service on Valentine’s Day, February 14. In its place, the CRG, which owns the bi-level, 6,000-square-foot property in Ocean Beach, will be working with another local hospitality group to put in two different concepts that will offer daytime eats and nighttime fun.
Upstairs, the Cohn Restaurant Group has partnered with Rise and Shine Restaurant Group founder Johan Engman to hatch another iteration of Engman’s Breakfast Republic in the space. The restaurateur, who operates three Fig Tree Cafe locations on top of the rapidly-growing Breakfast Republic brand and has more concepts, including Liberty Station’s El Jardin in the works, told Eater, “It gives me great pleasure to do business with David Cohn. He is more than a restauranteur; he is a true San Diego icon.”
The joint venture between the CRG and Rise and Shine will be limited to this location, which will be redesigned to resemble the current crop of Breakfast Republic eateries and expected to open in late April.
Meanwhile, the ground floor will be transformed into a second site for the Cohn Restaurant Group’s arcade bar, Coin Haus, which first debuted in La Mesa last summer. Featuring new and classic arcade games, its also known for its self-serve beer taps. Though the La Mesa location does not serve food, this new Ocean Beach outpost will offer a menu of pizza and salads. A specific launch date for Coin Haus has not yet been set.