CH Projects first launched sandwich shop/cocktail bar Rare Form and its companion rooftop drinking oasis Fairweather adjacent to Petco Park in 2014 but one of San Diego’s reigning hospitality groups will transfer ownership of two of its holdings over to new proprietors starting next month.; although another team will now be operating the two venues, the names and concepts will reportedly remain the same and CH Projects will continue to consult on the cocktail program.
CH Projects’ co-founder Arsalun Tafazoli says the group made the decision to release Rare Form and Fairweather in order to channel additional resources into its biggest project yet, the $6.5 million Little Italy steakhouse Born & Raised. First announced in early 2016, the 8,000-square-foot two-level restaurant has been a significant undertaking for the group that self-funds its restaurants and bars, which include the recently-refreshed Craft & Commerce and progressive tiki bar False Idol. Though some negotiations through city regulations initially slowed construction, Tafazoli told Eater that Born & Raised is on track to soft open by the end of May.