At the East Village’s new Alexan ALX, a 19-story residential tower developed by Trammell Crow Residential, there’s a unique adjacent space to fill that will be a dining hub for the both the complex’s tenants and the neighborhood at-large. Urban Strategies is currently marketing the free-standing site, which sits at the corner of 13th and J Streets and spans over 5,500-square-feet. Formerly a Presbyterian church back in the early 1900s, the 2,600-square-foot two-level building retains its original facade and features a large 3,000-square-foot area for a patio or outdoor bar.
It’s a still-customizable space for a hospitality tenant, which Jessica Duncan, Development Associate at Trammell Crow Residential, says they hope to fill with a local San Diego concept that would offer lunch and dinner as well as bar service. Duncan shared, “TCR is excited to work with a restaurant group that has a vision for the property that will activate the corner of 13th & J Street and serve the residents, employees, and visitors of downtown. The East Village has a high trajectory for growth in population and foot traffic as a result of a new permanent population driven by many imminent Class “A” high-rise apartment deliveries. The historic qualities and free-standing nature of the building present a very unique opportunity for a creative restaurateur to develop a concept that is sure to be a local treasure.”